Try Not to Cry at Grandpa's Thoughtful Gift to Granddaughter

family uplifting
July 28, 2017

This story will melt your heart.

Starting when his granddaughter, Lauren Blank, was only two years old, Grandfather Ron Petrillo wrote in a notebook stories about the time they spent together. He continued recording their adventures until she was five years old and never told anyone about it. Then, on Lauren’s 16th birthday, he shared his collection of memories with her as a birthday present.

Lauren took to Twitter to show everyone her grandpa’s amazing gift:

Grandpa Ron’s first book is titled “Papa’s Story” and is dated February 16, 2003. In it, he writes, “Just starting this so someday you might read it for fun… It’s going to be a day to day record of you and me.”

Her post has gone viral since and has over 600,000 likes on Twitter.