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Dad misses best friend he hasn’t seen in 7 years clueless he’s behind him
He thought his best friend wouldn't be able to visit for his 60th birthday. But he soon found out he was only feet away.
Colby Maxwell
05.27.22

We all have “that” friend. The one that we could spend all day with. The one that we share all our stories with. You know, that friend! Well, as we get older, it isn’t always the easiest thing to stay connected. Work, family, travel, and more can easily let months slip by where you don’t get to see your best friend.

In a video from a few years back, we get to watch what it looks like when a man with a best friend gets the biggest surprise EVER for his birthday!

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In the video below, we get to see a man surprised by his best friend after 7 years apart!

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YouTube - randi cross

Seven years is a long time for anything, especially when you are apart from a friend! Thankfully, a good reunion can make up for a lot of lost time. In the video, we get to see a man (who only has the name Tbone listed on YouTube) get surprised by his family for his 60th birthday.

It all began when the family threw a party for the man to celebrate his 60th.

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YouTube - randi cross

60 is a big year and deserves a big party! The man’s family decided to go all out, inviting friends, family, and more, over for a big celebration. As they neared the end of the party, however, his family had one more surprise. Sitting him down, they played a specially made birthday video of his best friend wishing him a good year.

As he watched the video, the 60-year-old began to tear up! Little did he know it was just the beginning.

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YouTube - randi cross

In the video, his friend tells him that he misses him and explains how much he cares for him. All in all, it’s a very emotional moment. Then, as his friend is waxing eloquent about how much he loves him and is sad he isn’t there for him today, the REAL surprise happens.

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YouTube - randi cross

While he was watching the video, someone walks up behind him and gives him a hug.

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YouTube - randi cross

At first, he just accepts the comfort because he thinks it’s his son. Then, when he looks down and realizes there is something off about the arms hugging him, he realizes. This isn’t his son, his friend had snuck up on him and was literally right behind him!

When he looks up and sees who it is, he lets out an “OH CRAP!”

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YouTube - randi cross

In one of the most wholesome moments ever captured on camera, the two friends jump up and embrace. After seven years of not seeing one another, they were finally reunited. Sometimes, an “OH CRAP” is the only phrase you can muster when you are overcome with emotion!

After the video was posted to YouTube, it soon went viral.

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YouTube - randi cross

Posing on the video himself, the dad who was surprised (Tbone), wrote a little something:

“Thank you everyone for the nice comments. It was truly a surprise that I will never forget. My Daughter for the video, the wife for flying in Ben and Michele. I had no idea at all. And the folks and family that showed up to boot….and to the neighbors who cooked and put up deco….. it was the best birthday a dad could ever have. I am blessed beyond belief.”

Make sure you check out the video for yourself below!

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By Colby Maxwell
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Colby Maxwell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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