4 Fast Facts
- A 9-year-old boy had been saving up to buy a pet hamster
- He did extra chores and worked hard to earn extra money
- His sister bought him a hamster with her birthday money
- The surprise made both kids cry “happy tears”
(February 22, 2016) — In this heartwarming video, a boy erupts into happy tears after his little sister surprises him with a pet hamster for his birthday.
Rachel Stout posted the touching video of her two children on her Facebook page last week. The mother says her daughter Abby, 6, got a pet hamster for her birthday earlier this month. Stout’s son Daniel, 9, loved the hamster, and he immediately started saving up his money to buy his own. “Daniel had been busting his butt doing extra chores and going above and beyond to earn money to buy himself one,” said Stout.
But before Daniel could buy the hamster himself, Abby stepped in and bought it for him with her birthday money. “We added up Abigail’s birthday money and gift cards and she had $55 total. I asked her what she wanted to do with her money and she says, ‘I want to surprise Daniel and buy him his hamster. He has been working soooo hard,'” said Stout.
So when Daniel was at a friend’s house, Stout took Abby to PetSmart so she could pick out a hamster for her brother.
The video shows Daniel’s emotional reaction when Abby presented him with the hamster. You can see both Daniel and Abby start crying “happy tears” in the now viral video.
This video is a perfect example of the power of sibling love.