These People Shared Their Most Heart-Warming Gift Moments

Monica Gray - December 3, 2023

Receiving a gift from someone you love is a beautiful moment that many of us cherish. Many of us probably love giving gifts just as much as we love receiving them. Often, gifts are heartwarming moments that express how much we truly love someone. But we usually don’t get to see other people receive heart-warming gifts that also double as tear-jerkers. Thanks to the internet, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most beautiful gift-giving moments captured online.

Daily Mail

This Woman Was Gifted Money To Visit Her Family

When an 82-year-old volunteer was given a couple thousand dollars to visit her family, she was brought to tears. She hadn’t seen her family in nearly 15 years because of the money and inability to travel from the UK to Australia. All of that money paid for her entire flight to Australia. Ms Meadow, the woman, said, “I don’t have any family left in the UK so the community is my family now. To me, it’s important to give because you are making other people happy.” This mere act of giving this heart-warming gift gave this volunteer, who’d been giving her entire life, the chance to finally see her family (Daily Mail).

Daily Mail

The Teddy Bear With The Mother’s Voice

When this daughter gifted her father with something unimaginable, he couldn’t help but break down in tears. She gifted him a teddy bear that plays his late mother’s voice, something he hadn’t heard in person in a long time. He refused to get a new phone because of the voicemail his late mother had left him, and he was too afraid to lose the voicemail by switching phones. The daughter said, “My dad refuses to get an iPhone because of a voicemail from his mom who passed away won’t transfer from an Android, so I and my sister put it in a bear. Merry Christmas Dad.” Now, he can get a new phone and carry the bear around with him without fear of losing his mother’s voice (Daily Mail).

Daily Mail

The Sweetest Birthday Present

When this teenager turned eighteen, he felt an irreplaceable sadness that his mother couldn’t be there to celebrate. But when a heartwarming gift involving his mother appeared, he got everything he could have hoped for from his girlfriend. Madisyn, his girlfriend, said, “‘Almost a year ago his mom passed away, this is the first birthday without her and I wanted to give him the best birthday gift that he would remember FOREVER and know she’s always with him.” The gift was a glass ornament with his mother’s face on it (Daily Mail).

Daily Mail

The Tear-Jerking Stuffed Animal

When this father gifted his son with a teddy bear that plays the voice of his mother, he was brought to tears. The boy’s mother passed away recently. The father said, “This is a real big touching moment as a parent prepping this monkey to have a heartbeat and to speak to my son so that my son can hear his mother’s voice again. She passed away on the 4th of July. We always called our son our little monkey. So on Christmas Day, his dream came true!!! I love my little man with all my heart, Daddy loves you.” The stuffed monkey plays his mother’s voice on repeat with a recording that says, “I love you to the world and back,’ and ‘Give me a big hug, I love you,’ or ‘I love you guys so much and I will always love you,’ and ‘Tell him Mommy loves him.” Whenever the boy wants to hear his mother’s voice, all he has to do is press the monkey’s paws (Daily Mail).

Jacaranda FM

When Your Son Is Your Gift

ThiReuniting with loved ones is an incredible feeling, and for Femi Opesanmi’s mother in Columbia, Maryland, it turned into the surprise of a lifetime. After a year of military service abroad, Femi made a memorable entrance, capturing the moment on video. Shared on Facebook by Femi’s brother Akin, the heartwarming surprise has garnered over 160,000 views. The video shows the family casually in the kitchen, with Opesanmi walking in to astonish them, eliciting an unforgettable reaction from his delighted mother.. (JacarandaFM)

The TODAY Show

Big Brother And Little Brother

When little kids hear they’re about to get a new sibling, we can’t help but tear up with their reactions. So when this big brother heard the news that he was about to have a little brother, he couldn’t help but show his excited emotions. This heart-warming video shows the beauty of this big brother and the love he feels for his soon-to-be little brother. If only we could see what happened after his little brother was born. (TODAY Show)

Yahoo News

Students Give Fellow Classmate Color Corrective Glasses

At the age of 22, a young woman born colorblind experienced the world in color for the first time, thanks to the generosity of her classmates. Savannah Allen, a student at UC Blue Ash College pursuing a career as a pediatric dental hygienist, faced the unexpected challenge of her colorblindness hindering her ability to identify dental issues. Her classmates rallied together, raising funds to purchase special glasses that allowed her to see in color. The significance became apparent during a class when an instructor pointed out the areas she had been missing while working on a patient. (Yahoo News)

Daily Mail

Boy’s Deceased Father Bought Son Guitar Before Passing Away

When this boy turned sixteen, he received a gift he never thought he’d receive, after his dad passed away. His sister handed him a guitar, and said, “Dad bought it for you before he passed away, for your birthday.” The teen was first confused, then stunned, and then brought to tears with this heart-warming gift. Someone bring the tissues, please! His dad knew he loved the electric guitar Dean Razorback, so he made it a point to buy it. But he suddenly passed away in April, so was unable to personally give it to him. The guitar came with a note and said, “Happy 16th birthday buddy. Dad is so proud of you. I love you more than words can describe.” The pair hopes Ellen Degeneres will see the viral clip and bring it on her show (Facebook)


Selfless Kids Choose Gifts For Their Families

When teachers asked these kids if they wanted gifts for themselves or gifts for their family, these kids chose gifts for their family. When asked why, one of the kids said, “Because Legos don’t matter, your family matters, not legos, not toys, your family, so it’s either family or Lego and I chose family.” Another little girl said, “I get gifts every year from my family, and Mum doesn’t get anything.” They believe that if their parents get them something expensive, they’re the ones who end up losing out. Furthermore, these kids pointed out how often their parents help them out when they’re sick. So they used this heart-warming gift-giving as a beautiful opportunity to give back to their parents who oftentimes give them so much (Mirror).

Daily Mail

Tears of Joy

On Christmas morning, this kid received a gift that made him break down into tears. His father gifted him a video game called Tank! Tank! Tank! He said, ‘I’m so happy Daddy, I’m so happy.” The father responded, “I’ve never seen a little boy do that before.” The seven-year-old was overwhelmed with the beautiful gifts he received (Daily Mail).

Daily Mail

The Most Beautiful Birthday Gift In The World

When this girl handed her new father papers for legal adoption, he couldn’t hide his emotions. He said, “You have no idea what that means to me!” Now, he’s able to legally adopt her whereas before, he was unable to. He teared up as he read through the papers, and Gabriella, his new daughter, said, “I want you to, you don’t have to, you can say no, but I want you to adopt me.” They embraced in a tear-fueled hug (Daily Mail).


The Best Christmas Present Ever

This woman had a tear-jerking reaction when she heard the news from her Air Force son and his wife during her visit. They introduced her to her newly adopted granddaughter. She turned the corner and caught sight of the new baby. At first, she was surprised, and then overwhelmed, and then brought to tears in joy. She had to take a few seconds to calm down before she picked up her granddaughter and cuddled her. She said, “I have been dreaming that it was a girl! My gosh, oh my gosh” She couldn’t hide her excitement (YouTube).

Daily Mail

A Touching Christmas Moment

This teen gave her stepdad papers to officially adopt her after he raised her since she was five years old. She said, “Obviously, there have been rough patches. ‘I love you more than anything. I’ll have your last name until someone takes mine.” She only told a few family members about her big plans and found the moment to be exciting and memorable. She dreamt of that moment for a long time, which is part of the reason she went ahead and gave him the adoption papers for Christmas (Daily Mail).


Heart-Warming Lunch Notes

This mother was brought to tears when she found out how many notes her husband had been secretly leaving their daughter in her school lunches. The notes read, “You’re beautiful, you’re smart, you’re brave.” She praised her husband for these adorable notes and for having such a close bond with his kids. The notes each had a theme for a day of the week, like Motivational Monday and Fun Fact Friday. Parents around the world, take notes! His daughter even kept the notes, which shows how much of an impact they’ve had on her life. Some dads on the internet said, “Wow, I’m kind of inspired to start writing notes and do that because it means a lot to them.” They all want to step up their game. The mother even joked that her daughter might even expect those notes all through college. Who said they ever had to stop?! (Instagram).

Daily Mail

The Book Of Messages

When this father’s daughter graduated from school, he gifted her with a heart-warming present that she’ll have for the rest of her life. He collected notes from her teachers over thirteen years. The girl said, “I graduated high school this week. When my dad said he had a present for me I thought I was getting some cheesy graduation card. But what I received was something truly priceless. Following the ceremony he handed me a bag with a copy of Oh the Places You’ll Go, by Doctor Seuss inside.” She didn’t know what she was receiving so all she did was smile and nod. But then she saw a paragraph written by her Kindergarten teacher, and then every teacher after that. Her dad said, “Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I’ve gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to write a little something about you inside this book.” He kept it a secret for 13 years and all of them mentioned her humor and love for life, in addition to her wittiness and sharp thinking. In a tearful message, she said, “It is astounding to receive something this moving, touching, nostalgic, and thoughtful. I can’t express how much I love my dad for this labor of love.” This is certainly a huge labor of love for his child and something she’ll keep for the rest of her life (Daily Mail).

Yahoo News

Military Father Surprises Little Girl By Coming Home

Paloma had no idea her dad was home just in time for her birthday. She believed he was still out in the Army. So when she opened up her birthday present only to find him inside, she couldn’t help but break down in tears. The father said, “She has noticed it, she gets sad when we talk through Skype. She always said that she misses me a lot.” Paloma said the best birthday present would be her dad, which gave him the idea to surprise her while she was at her birthday party. He went on to say, “I wanted to surprise my daughter and the result was an emotional moment, very spontaneous and it is making a lot of people cry.” If this made you tear up, you’re not the only one (Yahoo).

Daily Mail

The Puppy Companion

When this lonely grandfather opened up his birthday present, he was shocked to find what was inside. Within four months, this grandfather had lost both his wife and his dog, which is what sparked the idea to gift him an adorable puppy. He cradled the puppy as tears flowed down his face, grateful for the adorable ball of fluff he would get to take care of. His grandson said, “After a marriage of 63 years together, Grandma passed away on July 26th, 2014 after a short, but intense disease. Grandpa also lost his doggy all within 4 months. To give him energy and the courage to continue his life… We gave him this present. A moment filled with emotions!” This puppy has now found a loving home (Daily Mail).


A Creative Graduation Gift

Instead of simply telling their daughter they were taking her to Disneyland for her graduation, they decided to tell her with a creative poem. In the video, she read the poem a few times, confused with its meaning. It took her a few minutes before she realized that each letter represented one word, and that word was Disneyland! She starts crying when the news hits her and gets up to hug her dad. Her dad then tells her they need to cancel their movie night to see the Avengers, but gives her yet another surprise that they’re seeing the Avengers in Hollywood. Her tears of joy say it all (YouTube).

Inside Edition

Grandparents Shocked To Discover They Had TWIN Grandchildren

Seated and reveling in the joy of their first grandchild, these grandparents savored what appeared to be a typical family moment. Engrossed in cooing over their initial bundle of joy, their son entered the room, cradling a second baby in his arms. The revelation unfolded as it turned out that the parents had discreetly kept the news of expecting twins under wraps. A captured screen grab perfectly encapsulates the grandmother’s absolute disbelief upon spotting the second baby. It was evident that the parents had mastered the art of being remarkable secret-keepers, leaving the grandparents pleasantly astonished by the unexpected addition to their growing family. (YouTube)