Late one night, Cody Wells drove off the road in Alabama and crashed into a tree. He died at the age of 23.
Cody worked for the police department and was engaged to be married to a woman named Danielle. The couple had a young son together, so the sudden loss was made even more gut-wrenching.
Each afternoon, Danielle takes 2-year-old Braxton to the Glenwood Cemetery to visit Cody’s grave.
Eight months after Cody passed away, Danielle and Braxton headed to the cemetery just as they always do. But on that Christmas Day, the mother-son duo was met with an unexpected surprise.
There, in front of Cody’s grave marker, was a mysterious gift-wrapped box. Braxton noticed the gift from far away and took off running. “He thought that his daddy had flown down from heaven to surprise him,” Danielle said.
Watch the video below to find out what happened when Braxton unwrapped the box with such excitement and wonder — it’s enough to bring a tear to your eye.
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