Since Mary Pine last saw her “little brother,” 84-year-old Bob Taylor, five years ago, a lot has happened.
The 95-year-old moved into an assisted living community in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Because of the pandemic, family visits have been limited.
The last time the caring big sister saw her brother Bob, she surprised him by showing up at his Atlanta, Georgia, home. Now it was Bob’s turn to surprise her.
On July 4, Bob and his two grown children drove 13 hours to surprise Mary on her birthday. It was an emotional reunion.
Morgan Taylor and Kenzie Hardin’s cameras caught the precious moment when Mary saw her brother for the first time. No one in the house could hold back tears.
Mary’s shock turns into happiness, and she grabs her younger brother and gives him the biggest hug.
When she walked into a room with birthday decorations and a cake, everyone shouted “surprise” and wished her a happy birthday.
Mary asked, “Isn’t it great?”
Mary gave her brother a big hug, and she cried on his shoulder as they held each other tight. A clip of the reunion was put on Facebook, where it got almost 2,000 “likes.”
“It definitely pulled some heartstrings,” granddaughter Morgan said. “I’m so happy he got the opportunity to see her again and her reaction was priceless. I know they were both overwhelmed with joy and love and that’s all I could ask for as a granddaughter.”