Grandpa Cries When He Discovers Baby Is Named After Him

An emotional grandfather couldn’t hold back his tears when he read his newborn grandson's name tag to discover the baby had been named after him. Mike Sheff, 63, had no idea what was coming when he walked in to greet his daughter, Jessi Way, at Henrico Doctors Women’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Then, as he and his wife, Julie, 63, set their eyes on Jessi’s newborn baby boy, Julie suddenly noticed the name tag: Michael Sheff Way. Not only had Jessi given her child Michael's first name, but his middle name, Sheff, was her maiden, which had been lost when she - and her sister - had married. Jessi, 33, wanted to keep the name alive, though, and as soon as Julie suggested Mike read the tag he immediately welled up. According to Jessi, baby Michael arrived a few days early, and so she and her husband Barrett, 35, kept the name a secret until her parents arrived from Oxford, Ohio.
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Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Date Acquired03-09-2021
  • Date Filmed10-23-2019
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

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