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What’s better than a new pet hamster? …How about a hug.

That’s what this little boy gives his sister after she surprises him with a gift bought with her own birthday money.

Abby Stout’s parents asked her what she wanted to do with the $55 she’d received from friends and family, and the little girl never faltered in her answer.


“I want to surprise Daniel and buy him his hamster,” she told them. “He has been working soooo hard.”

Her mother, Rachel, caught the surprise on video as Daniel hugged his sister and cried tears of joy over her kindness.

The video has been shared more than a million times. It even brought tears to their dad at work.

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“I am literally crying at work…,” the elder Daniel Stout wrote on his wife’s Facebook page. “Our kids are incredible.”

(WATCH the video below) — Photos: Rachel Stout, Facebook; unsplash, CC

So ever since Abby got her hamster Daniel had been busting his butt doing extra chores and going above and beyond to earn money to buy himself one. We added up Abigail's birthday money and gift cards and she had $55 total. I asked her what she wanted to do with her money and she says, "I want to surprise Daniel and buy him his hamster. He has been working soooo hard." I asked her numerous times of she was sure that's what she wanted to do with her money and she never faltered. Daniel went over to a friend's house to have a sleepover and we took Abby to pet smart where she asked for the exact hamster Daniel said he wanted, held it to make sure it was nice and excitedly told the woman all about how she was surprising her brother. We got it home, set it up and she she couldn't wait for him to get home from his sleep over so he could be surprised and meet and name his hamster. This is the video of him meeting "Cubby." Daniel Stout

Posted by Rachel Stout on Monday, February 15, 2016

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