Son Surprises Parents With Huge 60th Anniversary Present
Cailyn Finkel 5/18/2018
Joe and Beverly Smith know that great memories never fade, they only stick with us as time goes on. Over the course of 60 years together, they've made more happy memories than they can count. They've also dealt with heartbreak others couldn't fathom. Through every twist and turn, they've come out stronger than before.
So, when the Smiths celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, one of their loved ones decided to step it up and give them the surprise of a lifetime.
Instead of getting them some newfangled gadget or quick present, their son Joel looked to the past for the perfect gift idea! It wasn't until a family member found some old footage of their wedding day when everything clicked. Joel knew right then what he had to do for his parent's anniversary...
After looking closely at the footage, Joel realized that his parents drove a 1948 Plymouth convertible on their wedding day. Joe and Beverly always had fond memories of the car and Joel heard all about them growing up!
Sadly, they were forced to sell the convertible when Joe was drafted to serve in the Korean War. It was hard for them to say goodbye to the car, but they knew it was the right thing to do at the time.
As soon as Joel remembered the Plymouth, he knew he had to get one for his parents. It would be the perfect gift -- and the best surprise! Joel's plan took a ton of time and coordination to pull off, but it was all worth it! He couldn't wait to see his parents' reaction to the car.
Joel's big gift took a lot of sneaking around, a few lies to throw his parents off the trail, a good deal of money and elbow grease to return the Plymouth to its former glory. In the end, the car turned out better than he could've imagined. Joel revived an old hunk o' junk into a ride his father would be proud to drive!
Joel was so excited to hand over the keys when the day of their anniversary arrived! He was finally able to show his parents what all of the sneaking around was about.
Joe and Beverly's reaction to their son's amazing gift will melt your heart!