Janelle (12) and Elijah (10) have been living with Courtney and Tom Gilmour for the last three years and were excited to find out that they would soon be adopted by the Gilmours. However, the two kids weren’t aware of the exact date of their adoption.
The Gilmours decided to take the whole family to Walt Disney World as a way to celebrate the soon-to-be adoption. Courtney and Tom thought it would also be the perfect place to share the specific adoption day with the kids. So the Gilmours enlisted the help of Mickey Mouse, who after a magic trick or two, surprised the kids with a sign that told them the exact day they’d be adopted.
The kids were instantly emotional with tears of happiness and smiles. The whole family then took a picture with the Adoption Day sign and Mickey.
“My favorite part was hearing the kids start to read the sign and seeing the pure excitement,” Courtney notes. “I can never ever redo that feeling. The kids were floating afterwards and just so excited!” Courtney says. “They immediately started counting down the days to the adoption.”
Check out the video below to see the sweet encounter: