Abby and Daniel Stout are six and nine, respectively—ages where young siblings do not always find themselves getting along. Their mother, Rachel Stout, filmed a video of the pair defying the odds and acting as exemplary models of sibling love. The emotional moment occurred when Abby went out of her way to do something special for her brother's birthday. To say Daniel appreciated her present would be an understatement.
"Are you crying? Cause I am," Abby said, before double-checking and asking her brother, "Are you happy crying?"
Rachel uploaded the video to Facebook, where it quickly went viral, for obvious reasons. She included this description:
So ever since Abby got her hamster Daniel had been busting his butt doing extra chores and going above and beyond to earn money to buy himself one. We added up Abigail's birthday money and gift cards and she had $55 total. I asked her what she wanted to do with her money and she says, "I want to surprise Daniel and buy him his hamster. He has been working soooo hard." I asked her numerous times of she was sure that's what she wanted to do with her money and she never faltered. Daniel went over to a friend's house to have a sleepover and we took Abby to pet smart where she asked for the exact hamster Daniel said he wanted, held it to make sure it was nice and excitedly told the woman all about how she was surprising her brother. We got it home, set it up and she she couldn't wait for him to get home from his sleep over so he could be surprised and meet and name his hamster. This is the video of him meeting "Cubby."
So not only did little Abby use her birthday money for her brother's hamster, but she also bought him the exact one she wanted. Abby and Daniel have so many birthdays ahead of them, how will she ever live up to this gift in the future?