Emotional grandpa finally holds granddaughter after 10 months long wait

Emotional grandpa finally holds granddaughter after 10 months long wait

Mike Priebe, 53, finally holds his granddaughter Riley McClelland in his arms after a long wait. The child’s family had to relocate to California from North Carolina. Her father was a Navy officer who had to relocate to a different base. As a result, they put off returning to Mike’s home state of Ohio.

Even the recent global outbreak played a role in delaying their reunion. However, as soon as it became possible, Haley (Mike’s daughter) arranged for a surprise visit to her grandmother’s home along with Riley.

With the help of her aunt & grandma, Haley managed to sneak around. She leaves Riley on the porch before capturing the emotional moment on her cellphone. Mike’s reaction was better than what Haley had hoped for.

When he finds the baby sitting on the porch, he is shocked & bursts into tears. However, he instantly picks the cute baby in his arms & hugs her. Haley reveals she thought Riley would be disturbed when she met her grandpa. However, the little one seemed completely fine and at ease in her grandfather’s arms.


The reunion shows the power of family connections and the joy of holding a loved one after a long separation. It reminds everyone that distance and time may keep us apart. Still, the bond of the family strengthens with each reunion.

The video shows that people need to cherish the moments with their loved ones, whether through physical proximity or virtual connections. Each interaction counts. You should always show your love and appreciation for those who matter to you. Because life is fleeting, and it’s the relationships you build that give it meaning and purpose.


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