A beloved grandpa brought his sister to happy tears when he drew on the help of his granddaughters, who drove him cross-country to surprise his sibling after five years apart. Mary Pine, 95, and Bob Taylor, 84, talk every day on the phone – but due to the pandemic and Mary being moved into an assisted living facility, they hadn’t met in person for roughly half a decade.

In fact, the pair has a history of surprises: the last time they were in each other’s company, Mary traveled to surprise Bob at his home, in Atlanta, Georgia. But on July 4, for Mary’s birthday, Bob decided it was time for him to return the favor. He called on the help of his granddaughters, Morgan Taylor, 27, and Kenzie Hardin, 24, who planned the journey to Mary’s care facility in Ambler, Pennsylvania. With Kenzie living in Florida, flying as a group wasn’t an option, Morgan said – so Kenzie headed to Atlanta and they opted to drive. Morgan said the journey took around 13 hours, with the group only stopping for bathroom breaks and gas.

Then, on July 4, Mary was called into a room at her care facility, none the wiser about what was ahead. With her family members recording, Mary entered, her jaw-dropping at the birthday surprise before she turned to the side to make eye contact with her loving brother. The moment then became too much for the 95-year-old, who began to cry happy tears on Bob’s shoulder.

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