A boy reacted in the sweetest way when his mum presented him with a thoughtful gift - by bursting into tears.
Mum Keyley, a nurse from Birmingham, West Midlands, really wanted to spoil her son Aiziah for his ninth birthday - and she knew just how to do it.
She gave the young boy tickets to see his favourite basketball team - the Harlem Globetrotters.
Birthday plans changed
On Friday 9 September, Keyley had wanted to take Aiziah to visit their local zoo, Dudley Zoo, to celebrate his special day.
The pair were actually on their way to the zoo, in Dudley, West Midlands, when Keeley received the news that the zoo was closing due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The late Queen died at Balmoral Castle on Thursday 8 September, and the country immediately entered in to ten days of mourning. As a result, many attractions and services closed, and events were cancelled, as a mark of respect.
The pair returned home feeling sad, but little did Aiziah know Keeley had another way to make his birthday memorable.
A birthday made
Keyley had bought her basketball-obsessed son Aiziah tickets to watch the world-famous basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, who are his favourite team.
She said: “I got him tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters tour in Cardiff because he has been a huge fan of them for the past two years, since he got into basketball really.
“The zoo closing almost ruined his birthday so I knew these tickets would make his day. I recorded that moment because I was so excited for him and happy that his birthday was no longer ruined. We’re both so excited to go now."
A heartwarming reaction
The sweet video shows Aziah being presented with a bar of Cadburys chocolate by his mum - and a mystery envelope which contains the tickets.
Keyley tells her son: “I’d been saving this for later, but I think you should have it now”, before giving him the chocolate bar and the envelope.
A confused Aiziah takes the chocolate and the envelope, asking what the envelope is and also if the chocolate is a clue that he’s going to Cadbury World - another attraction in Birmingham, West Midlands.
When he opens the envelope and sees the ticket he reacts in disbelief.
“No, no, no, you’re joking,” he says. He then falls into stunned silence, while his mum giggles in delight. He is then visibly overcome with emotion and bursts into tears.
You can watch the video for yourself by scrolling back up to the top of this article.
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