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Granddaughter Brings Her Poor Grandparents to a New Home, Tells Them It Is Now Theirs

Ayesha Muhammad
Mar 14, 2022
11:20 P.M.
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A granddaughter checked off the number one item on her bucket list and surprised her beloved grandparents with a heartwarming present. The house had no dry eye as the family celebrated the joyous occasion. 

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Having a family to come home to is a priceless feeling. While we may or may not choose our family, our love for them only gets profound with time. Familial connections are not only centered on love and devotion but also sacrifice. 

A young woman from Hawaii was familiar with these sentiments, so when the time came to show how much she cared and appreciated her loved ones' support, she didn't hesitate in expressing her gratitude. 

Kahealani captures her grandma's emotional reaction to the house reveal. | Source: facebook.com/Kahealani Pestano

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BLESSED WITH THE BEST GRANDPARENTS

Kahealani Paradis from Hawaii was blessed to have loving and affectionate grandparents. She was particularly attached to them because they helped raise her.

There was never a dull moment in her life, and thanks to her sweet grandpa and grandma, Paradis grew up to be a responsible and kind young lady. She learned many things from her grandparents. They taught her how to stick together as a family and love unconditionally. 

But the one thing that particularly moved Paradis was their sacrificial nature. She had seen them live a life filled with trials and tribulations without frowning or complaining. They always saw the best in everything and never harbored bitter feelings for anybody.

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A LIFE FILLED WITH STRUGGLES

Paradis had seen the two most important people in her life persevere through hardships. They lived a large part of their lives without basic amenities like running water or electricity.

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They never complained about what they didn't have and believed in helping others without expectations. Their relentless sacrifices didn't go unnoticed, and Paradis vowed to be there for her grandparents like they had been there for her.

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A TOKEN OF LOVE

The number one item on her bucket list was to repay her grandparents for everything they had done for her. She talked to her husband, who appreciated the idea, and together, the couple mapped out a way to ease things for the elderly couple.

Paradis, 29, cashed out her husband's retirement fund and found a perfect two-bedroom home for her grandparents in Big Island, Hawaii, close to where they had lived for the past 45 years. She told Inside Edition: 

"I’ve been wanting to get them a house for a really long time. The house they had is where I grew up, where my mother grew up, where all their kids grew up. It didn’t have electricity or water."

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THE GRAND SURPRISE

Paradis knew it was time to share the big news with her grandparents. Since she wanted it to be a surprise, she told them to take a look at a reasonably-priced place she found for them and thought they could rent. 

The grandparents looked around and told Paradis they liked the house. But they weren't prepared for what was about to come. "So, you know how you always say 'when you give, you get back?" asked Paradis, and her grandparents nodded in affirmation. She continued:

"So, I think it's time you guys get back something for all the years that you guys helped everybody else. It's time for you guys to get back. This is your house."

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[From left to right] Grandpa, Kahealani Paradis, and grandma. | Source: YouTube.com/New York Post

THE HEART-MELTING REACTION

The moment Paradis's words sank in, her grandma shouted, "Oh, no way. Don't you lie to me, Kahea!" She cried her heart out and was comforted by an equally shocked grandpa.

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Paradis recorded their priceless reaction in a video she shared on Facebook in March 2017. The elderly couple hugged and thanked their beloved granddaughter for the lovely gesture. Paradis further expressed: 

"This is something that I've been dreaming of doing for a very long time. I am beyond blessed to be able to make something like this happen for two of the most important people in my life." 

[From left to right] Grandpa, Kahealani Paradis, and grandma. | Source: YouTube.com/New York Post

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GOING VIRAL

Her Facebook post went viral and amassed over 56,000 views, 1,000 likes, and more than 400 comments. Many netizens poured in their heartfelt wishes for Paradis and her grandparents and appreciated her kind gesture. 

Paradis later revealed that her grandparents were happily settled in their new place and loved it. She also shared that her grandpa planted a garden in his new home and hosted his friends. 

It's stories like this that restore one's faith in humanity and warm our hearts in times when we need positivity and love more than ever. Please spread the goodness and share this incredibly heart-touching story with your loved ones. 

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