When Jennifer Jones-Prothro told her husband to find a creative way to reveal their coming baby's gender, she did not expect to hear the news from her dad.
CNN reported that James Prothro and Jennifer Jones-Prothro found out they were expecting their ninth child late 2017. Sadly, Jennifer's father had died just months. He usually liked to be surprised by the baby's sex.
"My dad always wanted to be surprised by it. There are not many surprises left in the world these days."
Now that Jennifer's father was no longer around, she decided that she would be surprised for her late father. But after six months, she made up her mind she wanted to know after all.
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Family friends were also eager to throw a baby shower for Jennifer. And her husband already knew the baby's sex.
So last Monday, she tasked her husband with coming up with a unique way to reveal the gender to her. James, who produces music at his home recording studio, was up for the challenge. He said:
"It was more of a playful challenge."
Jennifer had been holding onto voicemails left by her father last year after she found out he was sick. So James used his creativity to mix and mesh the recordings together in a way his father-in-law could deliver the reveal to his daughter. According to James, "He was her everything."
He stayed up late Tuesday night working on the edits, and couldn't wait to show his wife the next day. As soon as the kids were dropped off for school, he went to her.
He told her he wanted to record the reveal to share with friends. In the video, he let his wife know this was the most "special" way he could come up with. But he needed a little help for the big reveal.
When the tape plays, a voice is heard that said:
"Hello, Jenny, this is your father. I want to let you know that it is a girl."
Jennifer gasped in surprise, then laughed joyously before breaking into tears. Afterward, she said that she "wouldn't have wanted to learn it any other way. The heartwarming video has already garnered 5.5 million views.
Like Jennifer, Bernadette Weekes was also not expecting to hear her late relative's voice back in July 2018. Having been her mother's caretaker, Weekes was moved to screams of joy when a teddy bear was gifted to her.
Earlier this month, another touching moment was recorded that showed Courtney Adeleye, the CEO and founder of The Mane Choice hair care products as she gifted a car to her daughter's teacher.
The teacher, who had to travel for several hours via numerous buses, had never owned a car of her own. So Adeleye, who is known for giving back, took it upon herself to change that.