Acts of Kindness
Grandpa learns newborn grandson was named after him and gets emotional
It's not every day grandpa's sensitive side comes out. We're so glad this was caught on video. đź’–
Jessica Adler
09.07.21

There just aren’t words that can accurately describe the sheer joy a newborn baby brings. Not just to the parents, but to siblings, aunts, uncles, and most definitely grandparents.

It’s likely the happiest you’ll ever see your parents is the moment they become grandparents.

This grandfather could not keep his happiness in when he laid eyes on his new grandson for the first time, and then his name tag.

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No wonder grandparents are so cool!

Aside from that, did you know that 15% of grandparents take care of their grandkids while their parents are at work? They are also very active, and can even learn how to use gadgets just to keep up with their grandkids.

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Grandparents cook delicious meals that often become our comfort foods. Children love to cuddle and listen to their grandparent’s stories – all in all, grandparents are the best! Do you agree?

Mike Sheff, 63, was ecstatic upon learning that his daughter, Jessi Way, had given birth.

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He, along with his wife Julie, prepared to visit their new grandchild. Excited to see the new addition to their family, they immediately visited Jessi at Henrico Doctors Women’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

Who wouldn’t be excited to see and kiss a newborn?

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The video starts as Mike, Julie, and two little girls enter the room. Everyone wanted to get a glimpse of the new baby. Julie then settles one of the girls in the room and goes to see her newborn grandson.

When Mike and Julie laid eyes on their grandson, the fully expected “awe” came pouring out.

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Just then, Julie suddenly looked surprised. She saw the baby’s name tag, and she was in shock.

She looks to her daughter as if confirming what she saw, and that is when she nudges her husband so he could see it too.

Mike was fully unprepared for what the name tag read: Michael Sheff Way.

He gasped in disbelief, and quickly he was flooded with emotion. The sweet old man started crying! You can see it in his reaction – he was happy, surprised, and touched upon seeing that his beautiful grandson was named after him.

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Happily / YouTube Screenshot

Not just that, Jessi did not just name her son “Michael”, she also added her maiden name “Sheff”. As we all know, when a woman gets married, she loses her maiden name.

According to Jessi, she wanted to surprise her father and wanted to keep the name alive.

Mike couldn’t contain it, he cried, and so did Julie. They hugged each other, and that’s when Jessi cried as well.

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It was a very happy moment for Mike and his family. You can really feel the love that they have for each other, and it was all too beautiful.

According to Happily, the touching video took place last 2019, but it was just recently uploaded on their YouTube channel. Now, the viral video already has more than 2 million views.

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Happily / YouTube Screenshot

This video will bring a whole different type of smile than most other videos. The type that comes from the sheer, incomparable joy a man feels when he meets the little one who will carry on his legacy with his own name.

See Mike meet his namesake for the very first time in the video below!

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By Jessica Adler
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Jessica Adler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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