The story behind viral video of boy getting surprised with a dog

You've probably seen this video of Adam Grimpo being surprised with a puppy on his 12th birthday. It’s a moment he's been waiting for since he was 3 years old.
2:59 | 08/12/22

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[MUSIC PLAYING] MRS. GRIMPO: I'm so sorry, bud. I guess you need a dog. Happy birthday. - [GASP] Oh my gosh. I'm going to cry. MRS. GRIMPO: It's OK. - Oh my god. - Say hi. I found these dog toys that were "Stranger Things" themed. - [GASP] Oh my goodness. This is like a-- MRS. GRIMPO: It's cool, right? It's "Stranger Things," right? That's what you like. And I knew he would think that I like was just crazy and accidentally bought these toys thinking they were actual kid toys. What's the other thing? [SQUEAK] What is that? - These are dog toys. MRS. GRIMPO: Oh. - I wanted to be nice about it, like as if my mom made a mistake. - Are you serious? They're dog toys? - Are these dog toys? I was a little confused and I was a little upset, but-- - [LAUGHS] But he didn't show it. Oh my gosh. [SIGH] I'm so sorry, bud. I guess you need a dog. Happy birthday. - [GASP] Oh my gosh. I'm going to cry. MRS. GRIMPO: It's OK. - Oh my god. MRS. GRIMPO: Say hi. Go say hi. That's your dog. Adam's been wanting a dog his entire life. - He's so cute. [LAUGHTER] MRS. GRIMPO: Happy birthday, buddy. My husband and I work full-time. We had our kids in daycare until they were in school full-time, so nobody was home during the day. So we didn't really want to crate a dog, so that's why we didn't have one before. You know, I think COVID was very eye-opening for everybody, and a lot of people were changing careers and looking for something new. I've been in my previous job for 14 years and I just wanted to try out something new. It was a big perk that the company I work for now, it's a permanent at-home job. I now can commit that time of being available to take care of the dog and the kids and work at the same time. It's just been a really great life balance change for us as a family, for sure. ADAM GRIMPO: We can take care of Weller now. - I knew that'd be your main reason. Oh, we can get a dog. - Yeah. MRS. GRIMPO: I'm so sorry, bud. I guess you need a dog. Happy birthday. - [GASP] Oh my gosh. I'm going to cry. MRS. GRIMPO: It's OK. It's OK to have emotions and cry, and this is a very big moment in his life. And I mean, he's not embarrassed or ashamed of it. And crying is a human, natural response, so. [LAUGHS]. I was sobbing behind the camera. I don't know if you can hear it in my voice, but I was, and I'm pretty sure my husband was, too. - He's so cute. [LAUGHTER] MRS. GRIMPO: Happy birthday, buddy. - Thank you.

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