I love receiving gifts, but nothing beats finding and giving the perfect gift to someone special. There’s no better feeling than giving someone a heartfelt gift and watching their reaction when they open it – it’s really a precious feeling!
That’s exactly what Bill and Linda Modry were looking forward to when they were making their way to visit their newly adopted granddaughter. They were overjoyed that they could finally welcome the little girl to the family, and had a special gift for her to help her remember the moment forever.
Sadly, when they got to the security gate at the airport, they were forced to throw the gift in the trash.
Amarri Hernandez and her boyfriend were waiting at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport when they saw the incident happen.
“I witnessed a man being told that he was not allowed to take his package on the plane,” Amarri writes on a Facebook post. “The guy looked at the officer and said ‘Could I leave it at the airport in the lost and found. It’s a snowglobe for my adopted grandchild.’”
But sadly, the officer was unsympathetic to the man’s request.
“The officer replied ‘Put it in file 13’ and pointed at the garbage can,” Amarri writes on Facebook. “The man was hurt and threw it in the garbage.”
We love you, Nana and Papa
When Amarri saw the man walking away from the trashcan crying, it touched her heart. Her boyfriend decided to go to the trash can and retrieve the package. When they opened the package, they discovered something that touched their hearts. The gift was a snowglobe containing photos of the couple and the little girl.
It was engraved with the message: We love you Katie, Nana and Papa
Amarri was desperate to return the precious gift to its rightful owners, and posted a message on Facebook to try to reunite the couple with the gift.
Her post went viral and was shared over 40 000 times. Luckily, it caught the eye of one person in particular. An employee of ‘Things Remembered’, the company that made the custom snow globe, saw Amarri’s post and got in touch.
The employee searched through the company records until she found the name of the person who ordered the snow globe. It was Linda Modry, and Amarri was able to contact her and return her parcel to her. It was only then that she realized how special the parcel was.
“This was something very special,” Linda tells Fox13 News. “It was for my granddaughter Katie, because my son adopted her.”
She says that her granddaughter was devastated when Linda couldn’t bring the snowglobe to her in Ohio. Now, Linda can’t stop thanking Amarri for her kind actions.
“My mom raised us to always be good to people,” she says. “I would want the same thing to happen to me.”
Watch the emotional reunion for yourself in the clip below: