11-Year-Old Finds Out She's Getting Adopted. Her Reaction Is Everything

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11-Year-Old Finds Out She's Getting Adopted. Her Reaction Is Everything

The viral video shows little Tannah jumping into Ms Alexander's lap with excitement.

A child's heartwarming reaction to finding out she was finally getting adopted has been caught on camera. And chances are, when you watch this video, you may need to reach out for a few tissues, so keep them handy.

The video has been posted on Instagram by Utah resident Jackie Alexander, who got to tell sixth-grader, Tannah Butterfield, 11, the big news. The clip shows little Tannah jumping into Ms Alexander's lap and both seem so excited, it's hard not to smile looking at them. It's quite a treat that the moment was on caught on the school's security camera for posterity.

In her post, Ms Alexander explains that Tannah's now-forever family had been trying to adopt their three foster children for quite a while. After many setbacks, the parents finally found out their wish had come true and requested Ms Alexander to share the news with their daughter. What followed makes for a moment of pure joy.

"In 12 years at this job, this is by far my best moment ever," says Ms Alexander on Instagram.

Watch the clip and read the post in its entirety below:
 
 

*I give permission to all media outlets to use this video and post with credit to: Jackie Alexander (and American Heritage of South Jordan) Thank you* Some Mondays are better than others. I share this with permission from the parent of this student. This is pure testament that in a world full of turmoil and strife, there is still light and joy to be found in little everyday moments. A dear family I know has been fighting for as long as I can remember to adopt 3 of their foster children that attend our school. It's been hard to watch them fight this emotional battle. My love has grown for this family and I have learned so much from them as they have tried to remain positive despite many set backs. Today my phone rang at my desk and it was my friend Jen telling me things FINALLY had come to an end and the courts were going to let them ADOPT the children!! She asked me if I would be sure to tell her sweet girl when she came to my desk for her daily visit. She knew she would want to know right away because she had been so worried. I don't think even I could understand myself what that moment would feel like. Our security cameras caught the moment perfectly. I cry as I type this. In 12 years at this job, this is by far my best moment ever!! To tell a little girl that she gets her family forever takes the cake. I can't even describe that hug...and thank heavens her mom doesn't mind that I kissed her a million times, and a million more after the film cuts off. A moment needed after waking up to another morning of devastating news on t.v....but a sweet reminder today that life can be and still is beautiful in spite of it all. #americanheritageofsouthjordan

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Since being shared on October 3, the video has collected lots of beautiful reactions.

"My wife and I are going through something similar with our daughter and while we are still going through it, seeing this gave us tears of joy. Thank you so much for sharing this, it was something we badly needed to see. I hope you know you have brought happiness to so many people from this image," says one Intagram user on the video.

"Onion cutting ninjas were hiding next to me when I hit the play button," jokes another.

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