Girl Wrapped In Gift Jumps Out To Surprise Dad After 3 Years Apart

A beloved father let out a huge scream and burst into happy tears, as he opened a gift box to discover his daughter, who he had not seen in three years. Approaching the box in his home town of Lima, Peru, Cesar Rodriguez Torres, 49, had no idea what to expect. His daughter, Stephanie, 21, had moved to Florida to pursue higher education three years prior, and during that time she had not been able to return home to visit her family. The time apart was tough, Stephanie said, but she kept hoping that one day she would be able to reunite with her father and mother, Rose, 44, in their homeland. Having planned the surprise with her best friend, Leydi, who picked her up from the airport, Stephanie then asked that Leydi and her parents bring her to Cesar's home in the wrapped box. Inside the gift, Stephanie said she was shaking with excitement – while also hoping her father would not suffer some sort of heart attack or faint from the shock. As he opened the gift and saw who was inside, Cesar screamed and shouted out, "What's up, baby?! What is happening?!" The 49-year-old then embraced his daughter and began to cry uncontrollably in her arms. Leydi recorded the surprise, which took place on December 14, 2019, but it wasn't until the following Christmas that the moment received viral attention.
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Release Status:
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Location: Lima, Peru
  • Date Acquired01-04-2021
  • Date Filmed12-14-2019
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing
Tags:  Christmas , gift , present , reunion , lima , peru , florida

Girl Wrapped In Gift Jumps Out To Surprise Dad After 3 Years Apart

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