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Great-grandpa-to-be moved to tears by pregnancy announcement

6 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, July 08 2017 Jul 8, 2017 July 08, 2017 3:06 PM July 08, 2017 in News
Source: ABC News

ONTARIO, Can. - When a mom-to-be found out she was expecting, there was one particular person she couldn't wait to surprise.

Bianca Rollo has always been close to her grandfather, she told ABC News.

"I am the first grandchild. So my Papa [grandfather] and I have a different relationship than my brother and sister," she said. "When I was younger we would always do things together like go on boat rides at the cottage, motorcycle rides, garage sale shopping and go out for ice cream. He also adores my husband Ryan and our little Yorkie. Audrey."

In order to break the surprise to her Papa, Rollo created a t-shirt that read "Great Grandpa to Be ... December 2017."

"I had the idea right away to make my Papa a t-shirt as I know how he loves his shirts and it would be something he would be so happy to wear," Rollo said.

In the video, the 84-year-old grandfather doesn't seem to quite appreciate the significance of the shirt at first. But within moments, he's moved to tears.

"I knew he would be excited and emotional, but I honestly didn't know what his exact reaction would be," she said. "I am so thrilled at how overjoyed he is about the news! I think this is the best news he and the family has had since we lost my Baba (grandmother) in 2008. We all miss her so much. It's exciting to be able to bring new life into this family."

As for Papa, he keeps referring to the baby as "she," Rollo said, though she and husband Rawn don't actually know the gender yet.

But when they find out, Papa will too. He's hosting a gender reveal party at his house in a few weeks.

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