Toddler Surprises Grandpa Who Worked 1000 Hours' Overtime

A hard-working grandpa who hadn’t seen his beloved grandson in months after working almost 1000 hours of overtime this year fought back tears when he was surprised by the youngster. Bob Dorris Jr., 58, from Shadyside, Ohio, is extremely close to his one-and-a-half-year-old grandson, Max, who he calls every single night. According to family members, Bob has always been the hardest worker in the room – and due to this admirable attitude, it meant he hadn't seen Max, who lives in Indianapolis, for a number of months. Bob works as an electrician in a power plant, and after an outage in September, he was required to work 10- to 12-hour days, six or seven days a week, to help get the plant up and running again. His daughter Alexa, Max's mom, said in total, she estimates her dad has worked almost 1000 hours of overtime this year. With Bob also running a photography business on his days off, Alexa and Max found it difficult to visit grandpa one-on-one. But knowing Bob would be taking a well-earned break over Thanksgiving, Alexa decided to make the trip back home to Shadyside to surprise him.
Release Status:
TV & Digital
Location: Shadyside, Ohio, USA
  • Date Acquired11-24-2023
  • Date Filmed11-17-2023
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Toddler Surprises Grandpa Who Worked 1000 Hours' Overtime


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