Port Huron teen gets birthday gift from deceased father
PORT HURON, Mich. (WJBK) - An eastern Michigan teen whose father recently died has received a surprise birthday gift from him posthumously.
Video footage shows 16-year-old Johnny Crow tearfully accepting a Dean Razorback guitar from the Port Huron Music Center as a birthday gift from his father, John Crow.
John Crow died at the age of 49 after a heart attack in April.
The music center's owner, Pete Kruse, says John Crow ordered the guitar in January for his son. After the death, Kruse told Johnny's 20-year-old sister, Chandler Crow, about the gift one day after she had dropped him off for his guitar lesson.
Chander wrote on Facebook that she "just dropped to [her] knees" when she heard about the surprise, but knew she had to keep it a secret until his birthday, which was on June 7.
Chandler Crow captured footage of the birthday surprise, which has been viewed more than 6 million times on Facebook and became popular on Reddit on Thursday.
Johnny says the supportive messages and shared stories of grief have helped him cope.
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