A woman sobbed ugly tears when her sister used an ingenious game to announce her pregnancy and reveal she was set to become an auntie.
Beth Sharp, 25, is extremely close to her sister, Bronwyn, 18, and so when she found out she was pregnant, she knew she wanted to surprise her in a special way.
Having looked around online for ideas, Beth settled on a unique take on a game called Home Bargains Challenge – where each person buys the other a gift based on what they know about them.
Beth suggested this to Bronwyn, and each sister was tasked with buying an item that was, for example, the other’s favorite color or favorite snack.
Sitting in her sister’s car outside a shopping center in Aberdeen, Scotland, where the siblings are based, Beth set her camera rolling as they each took turns to reveal their gifts.
Hidden as part of Bronwyn’s last gift, though, was “Something You’ll Love,” for which Beth decided to purchase a baby grow for her big announcement.
Beth then pulled out the baby grow to give to her sister which read, “See you in April.”
A stunned Bronwyn froze in shock, taking some time to process things, only for her sister to then confirm what her sibling was thinking: “I’m having a baby.”
As soon as those words left Beth’s mouth, a stunned Bronwyn tried to fight back tears of joy, only to accept the inevitable and declare this is all she had wanted her whole life through ugly tears.
Beth said her sister is a natural extrovert, and so she knew her reaction on October 9 would be special.
She added: “I knew she’d be super excited and have a great reaction, but I didn’t think she would cry so much.
“I laughed and cried with her in the video, and I get emotional every time I watch it back it’s really special to have.
“Our family and friends had all gotten emotional watching the reaction back afterwards.
“They encouraged me to share it on social media – I didn’t expect it to receive the reaction it did, with people telling me they had cried, despite not knowing us.
“I hope this post encourages people to capture as many moments as you can, big or small, because having those memories is so special.”