It’s not very often that anything is nice in this world (this world meaning first the Internet and then second the actual world) (doy). For example, I don’t mean to harp on this, but I think I have another cold?! At this point it must be that the last one never went away but it’s like ugh my goodness when is this world going to END ALREADY? And, like, taxes? How even?! And there’s even stuff other bad stuff in the world, too. So when something comes around that is nice and heartwarming and features an adorable old Grandpa, it would be a shame not to sit back at our work stations and enjoy it. For the sake of our mental and physical wellbeing. Here’s an explanation of the thing I’m talking about, from the YouTube description:

My parents live in Germany and normally visit us in the States during Spring and Fall. Due to health issues, my dad isn’t able to fly. He tells me all the time how much he misses his grandson. How great it was surprising him!

Aw, how great it was! If only we could all plan such a surprise for our own grandfathers, like they did in this video and also on this week’s Parenthood. (Kind of, for Parenthood. Not exactly. You know what I mean though.) So let’s all watch it and stop wishing the world would end so much!

Awww. I’m glad grandpa didn’t die from the shock of being awoke by someone who was supposed to be far away in a different country. Wonderful. I feel better. I hope you do, too. I love you, grandpa! I love you, little boy! I love you, mom! I love you, Germany! I love you, GUYS! (Via TheDailyWhat.)

Comments (20)
  1. So, maybe I should have brought this up a few weeks ago when we were asked for suggestions on how to improve Videogum, but I’ll mention it now anyway.

    Can we get a warning on videos that are definitely going to make us cry at work? Because I was just really close to having people come over to my desk to see if I was ok.

  2. Whatever, that scene plays out every morning in the freshie household when my cat sneaks in and wakes me up. I even have the same floral bedsheets.

  3. No, these aren’t tears in my eyes…I’m just…cutting some…onions…don’t look at me!

  4. ÄWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    #oneumlautjokeadayfor2012

  5. Hollywood can learn from this. I’m gonna go ahead and go to the bathroom and cry for a while now

  6. I love that it took a minute for his brain to warm up from “who the heck is this kid” to “omg it’s my grandson”

  7. this is the perfect way to end the work day. can’t get any better than this.

  8. This just warms my cockles.

    I’m not even joking, my cockles are so hot right now! Ouch! Guys Help, I think there is something wrong with my cockles! Oh no! What are they doing!

  9. Is it okay to have two opposing reactions to this? The first being the same as everyone else, the second being an understanding of how differently I would feel in grandpas position?

    “Great. Just great. I live over the damned ocean so people don’t bother me, and if they do, at least I get frickin notice. Now I have to suddenly play host to these fools? Pop pop needs to fake a heart attack, teach them a lesson.”

  10. More like heartwarming surprise for Grandad.MOVing, because that was. I think it was the grandpa’s cough that did me in. Also 00:34 – 00:40 = the best.

  11. Kid, tears aside, but I need to point out that your grandfather is Robert Loggia.

  12. Goddammit Kelly now I’m crying and I hope you’re happy with yourself.

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  14. It’s amazing what rich people who arbitrarily have American relatives who arbitrarily live in arbitrated Germany arbitrarily can do arbitrarily when they put their minds to arbitrary things.

    Also this shit moving.

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