What's the best fortune you've ever pulled out of a fortune cookie? It would take a lot to top this. A loving grandmother ended her meal with a message that was sweeter than its packaging...
Derek Adams and his partner Courtney took their whole family out to a nice Chinese dinner.Fortune Cookie
Everyone in their lives was there, but Derek's 99-year-old grandmother was clearly the guest of honor.
After they enjoyed their fried rice and Kung Pao chicken and whatnot, it was time for everyone's favorite part of the Chinese-American culinary tradition. Fortune cookies are the ideal dessert. They're light and sweet...and they tell you your future.
Grandma, a spry and energetic woman, nonetheless had trouble opening the package of her fortune cookie. As the rest of the family bit pulled out their own little slips of paper, their reactions were puzzling. Everyone seemed to be pulling the best fortune of their lives; they smiled and clapped when they read the words on that little slip of paper.
Finally, Grandma tore open the cellophane and pulled out her very own fortune.YouTube: Derek Adams
She read it out loud.
"Courtney and Derek are...having a baby," she read. Then she howled with pleasure. She reached over and hugged Courtney.
"Oh, I've prayed for this and I've prayed for this," Grandma said. She probably never expected her prayers to be answered in the form of a fortune cookie, but that didn't diminish her joy.
Of course, Derek and Courntey planned the whole thing. Somehow, they smuggled their own joyous news into the sealed fortune cookies. We can't think of a better way to surprise your family with such a happy announcement.
The near-centenarian matriarch of the family was philosophical about the news.
"But gosh, nine months," she said. "I've gotta stay alive!"
This loving grandma, soon to be a great-grandmother, is such a blessing for this growing family. Watch the heartwarming moment here.