A marine gave his grandma a better gift then she could ever have imagined with hilarious results.
Torri Tyrell Brown, a 20-year-old lad from Jackson, Mississippi, has been stationed at Camp Kinser on Okinawa Island, just south of Japan, for the past year and seven months.
The last time he saw his family was December 2016 so he decided to return home and surprise them last month.
With his nan fainting from shock the moment she saw Torri in kitchen, it’s clear his surprise was more effective than even he thought it would be.
You can watch the video here:
In the footage Torri can be seen patiently waiting in the kitchen as his family led his nan, Willie Bell Burkes, 62, into the room saying to her ‘look who just walked into your house’.
The moment Willie spots Torri, she collapses to the floor fainting from shock. Thankfully her family helped soften the fall and made sure she was okay getting up soon after.
Clearly unsure whether to laugh or panic, Torri can be seen standing speechless clearly overwhelmed by her reaction.
Speaking exclusively to UNILAD, Torri said his family predicted his nan would faint as she is pretty ‘extra’.
I decided to surprise my grandma right before our family reunion so I told her I wasn’t going to make it back home for the family reunion once again.
After that phone call, I went to the airport to fly out to the States. I called my cousin (one of the two people I told) to come pick me up.
He picked me up and I first surprised my cousins and auntie. They then began to record after they called my grandma to the kitchen area when she then fainted.
The rest of my family knew she would faint, because she’s always extra when it comes to me. I was mostly shocked but it was hysterical at the same time.
She’s a caring and kind woman who raised me every since I was a young infant. She has been there for me my entire life and I consider her my best friend.
How sweet! She clearly loved having you back home Torri!
Earlier this year in June a similar video went viral of a dad’s incredible reaction to his son returning home from the military.
27-year-old Taylor McCauley had been away for seven years but decided to surprise his dad on Father’s Day who flipped over a table in excitement and rushed over to give his son the biggest hug.
You can watch the emotional moment here:
Speaking exclusively to UNILAD, Taylor explained he had no idea how his dad would react.
I wasn’t sure how it was going to go. I drove 17 hours to get back home so my head was all over the place.
I was in contact with my parents before I got to the house and made it seem like I was still in North Carolina because I really wanted them to be surprised, but also to keep tabs on them so the plan would go well.
It was Father’s Day so I knew it would be intense and on the way back I got a pretty heartfelt message from my dad.
When I read it, I thought ‘oh man’, that’s why in the video he called me a son of a bitch.
Yeah, to be fair, you probably had that coming, Taylor!
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.