Foster Parents Take Kids To Disneyland, Then Mickey Delivers Life-Changing News
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Foster Parents Take Kids To Disneyland, Then Mickey Delivers Life-Changing News

A trip to Disneyland is a dream come true for most kids.

But for many, they’re already living a dream that many other children aren’t lucky enough to enjoy.

Thing is, Disneyland is all about good family fun; days of sun and smiles for both parents and children, culminating in scads of photographs and treasured memories that last a lifetime.

But there’s a key word in that dream scenario that is of the utmost importance, and a lot of people take it for granted.


Nobody thinks of orphans when they think of Disney; they think of complete families, with a father, mother, and happy kids. When you think “orphan,” you immediately become sad, and sadness has no place around Mickey Mouse.

But Mickey was able to change the lives of two former orphans in a matter of seconds, thereby solidifying the theme park’s slogan, “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

12-year-old Janielle and 10-year-old Elijah were pretty excited about scoring a private meet-and-greet with the iconic Disney character, but they had no idea what Mickey was about to tell them…

The kids were handed a sign to hold up for their photo-op and after snapping the photo, they were told to read the sign.

Written on it was a congratulatory letter that said their foster parents of three years would officially be adopting them for good.

Parents Courtney and Tom Gilmour had the whole thing planned and Disney was nice enough to turn it into a private event. Unsurprisingly, the video went insta-viral because let’s face it, it puts a smile on everyone’s face.

But none of those smiles could be bigger than the ones on the faces of Janielle and Elijah. Just incredible.

Yes, that IS magic!

Source: GoodNewsNetwork

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Benjamin Stephen Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, including the Norwich Bulletin, Hartford Courant,,, and PoiseMedia, Inc. He also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms, and has a penchant for rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.

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