A grandfather who thought he was celebrating his grandfather’s birthday realized that his family was celebrating him instead when they surprised him with his dream car.
Video caught the moment “Pop Pop” was led out to the driveway and a brown Mercedes 450SL was uncovered.
“Whoa,” Pop Pop says, laughing.
“That’s your car,” a family member tells Pop Pop as he admires it from behind. “They bought it for you.”
“What are you talking about? You’re kidding,” he replies in disbelief.
Pop Pop then begins to cry, and he and the family members check out the car, with one exclaiming how “beautiful” it is. His grandson then explains that his mom became friends with a man who restores cars, making it possible for them to get Pop Pop the incredible gift.
The car was originally bought by Christie Brinkley for her father, a family member tells Pop Pop.
“You always wanted a Mercedes,” someone says to Pop Pop. “Now, you got it.”
“It’s your birthday,” Pop Pop says to his granddaughter.
“It doesn’t matter,” she replies.
The man, nicknamed “Pop Pop” fell in love with model when his daughter was a little girl, according to the Little Things.
The family is still tuning up the car, so Pop Pop doesn’t drive far – just to the senior center and the firehouse around the corner, the Little Things reported.