Despite being the New York Yankees’ biggest fan, Esmy’s grandfather had never had the opportunity to watch a game at their stadium — until his 70th birthday, when everything changed.
As he was opening his birthday present, the beloved grandpa unwrapped a Yankees jersey and hat. His reaction says it all: Just by looking at these items, the 70-year-old could not help but yell “Wow!” But the surprise did not end with the jersey and hat.
While he was still mesmerized by his new Yankees gear, his family informed him that they also bought tickets to one of their games.
“We’re going to Yankees stadium?” he asked. “Really? I’ve never been!”
Once he swallowed the news, the grandpa could not help but cry tears of joy. After all, he had been waiting for this moment for 70 years!
@esmyxo_ @ESPN @Yankees we’ve never seen him cry before! 😭 he loves the Yankees!! #firstgame #viral #fyp #dominicanrepublic #yankeesfan #birthdaygift #yankeestadium ♬ original sound – Esmy
After getting thousands of likes and comments on TikTok, Esmy decided to record the big day: when her grandpa was finally able to witness a Yankees game in person!
In the video, you can see the grandpa, who was accompanied by his daughter, wearing his newly-acquired jersey and hat while FaceTiming his son, who couldn’t make it to the game. He also brought a sign with him that read: “I’m the Yankee’s biggest fan. I turn 70, and this is my first time at the Yankees stadium.”
We love to see that this grandpa is so loved by his family and that they made his dream come true! We are sure he will never forget this birthday.
Watch this grandpa having the time of his life at the Yankees game below, and don’t forget to share with a friend.
Part 2! Update you guys asked for! 😭♬ original sound – Esmy
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