Gracie Chastain never imagined what a special gift she would be receiving for her 18th birthday. When she turned one, her mother Kim bought a time capsule and asked friends and family to fill it with special little things, like jewelry, birthday cards, heartwarming letters, magazines, etc. which they all kept as a secret, for 17 years.
“We’ve moved a couple of times since we did the time capsule but for the last ten years, it has been in the back of a large storage room in our basement buried beneath boxes of books,” Gracie’s mom told Bored Panda. “My kids never go in there because they think it’s creepy, so it went unnoticed all these years.”
When it was time for Grace to open up her present, her mother took the camera out and captured the look on her daughter’s face as she went through the time capsule. Kim decided to share the images on Facebook, and to her surprise, it went viral. At the time of writing these lines, the post has reached more than 72,000 reactions and has been shared over 100,000 times.
Scroll down and check out the heartwarming images below.