Can you keep a secret?
Well, I certainly can’t. But parent couple Tom and Briane sure can.
In fact, they held an important, life-altering secret from Tom’s parents for a few weeks.
You see, years earlier, the couple lost a child in utero. Ever since, Tom’s wished for twins.
Soon enough, his wishes came true!
Turns out, Briane just had a pair of beautiful baby twins! But the parents decided to keep one of the babies a secret…YouTube/Inside Edition Source: YouTube/Inside Edition
On his mother’s birthday, Tom revealed the astonishing, beautiful truth, which is easily among the greatest gifts in modern birthday history.
Tom’s mom, otherwise known as Grandma Martha, reacted in absolute disbelief and confusion. Her response seems fitting considering she now has a surprise grandchild. That doesn’t happen often.
That face is priceless, summing up her reaction perfectly.YouTube/Inside Edition Source: YouTube/Inside Edition
Completely shaken, she states,
“That’s a real baby.”
Her son responds calmly with a wide grin on his face,
“That’s a real baby. Your new grandson, too.”
Naturally, she asks if anyone else knows. Tom’s wife Briane, who’s recording the exchange, chuckles and replies,
“You’re the first!”
All the while during the revealing, the previously presumed only child, Brinkley Hope, is just feet away in the bassinette to the left!
Anyway, meet Brinkley Hope and Ace Leo . They’re beautiful newborn twins.YouTube/Inside Edition Source: YouTube/Inside Edition
They’re two perfect little peas in a pod.
Unfortunately, Brinkley Hope and Ace Leo were born premature and with health problems requiring extended time in the NICU.YouTube/Inside Edition Source: YouTube/Inside Edition
Due to COVID health concerns, visitors weren’t allowed to see them before being discharged.
This made it even easier to keep the secret.
Fortunately, Brinkley Hope and Ace Leo are now happy and healthy at home and in the loving arms of their parents and grandparents.YouTube/Inside Edition Source: YouTube/Inside Edition
Before the big reveal, Tom’s parents only knew of baby Brinkley Hope.
When he walked into the living room on her birthday, Tom hit Martha with the following:
“I did not have time to wrap your birthday gift.”
Yeah, no kidding. Not only is raising two newborns totally time-consuming, but you wouldn’t want to wrap a child, obviously.YouTube/Inside Edition Source: YouTube/Inside Edition
In an interview with Inside Edition, Tom (somewhat) answers the question we’re all dying to know: why?
“I always said if we were blessed and lucky enough to actually have twins, that I would love to keep one of them a secret.”
Well, okay then.
I guess that’s reason enough? It definitely makes for an interesting twist. Grandma seems more than okay with the shocking results.YouTube/Inside Edition Source: YouTube/Inside Edition
To Grandma Martha, Tom and Briane’s newborn baby, Ace Leo, was truly the surprise of a lifetime.
Martha started the day acknowledging the presence of a single newborn granddaughter, just to find out she’s had a grandson for weeks. Now, she absolutely adores all of her grandchildren!
As far as surprises go, this may be among the best.
Martha’s recent birthday was undeniably unforgettable.
Although withholding a grandchild from your parents is a pretty big secret to keep, Martha seems overjoyed by the new addition to her life.
So what do you think of Tom and Briane’s giant, juicy secret? How would you feel in Martha’s position? I imagine it’s some combination of shocked, confused, surprised, and overjoyed!
Tom’s birthday gift may very well be the greatest, most shocking present his mom’s ever received.
Watch the whole story in the video below! Grandma Martha’s reaction is absolutely priceless.
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