Arlene O & # 39; Driscoll, from Wyoming, celebrated her 80th birthday when granddaughter Cheryl Simpson surprised her with a special gift

The grieving widow was moved to tears when the granddaughter turned her into a cartoon image of her deceased husband – with his Forest Service uniform and with a small Smokey the Bear costume

  • Arlene O & # 39; Driscoll from Wyoming received the gift for her 80th birthday
  • She lost her husband Earl in January this year and was overwhelmed by emotions
  • Cheryl Simpson [25] has spent 12 hours carefully recreating Earl in the model

A grandmother mourns her deceased husband is surprised by her granddaughter who made a cartoon statue of him for her 80th birthday.

Arlene O & Driscoll, from Wyoming, lost husband Earl when he died in January, and granddaughter Cheryl Simpson wanted to create something special to remember him.

Simpson, 25, spends her free time adapting Funko Pops figures based on pop culture, and she decided to carefully make a version of Earl for Arlene's 80th birthday.

Arlene O & # 39; Driscoll, from Wyoming, celebrated her 80th birthday when granddaughter Cheryl Simpson surprised her with a special gift

Arlene O & # 39; Driscoll, from Wyoming, celebrated her 80th birthday when granddaughter Cheryl Simpson surprised her with a special gift

In the uplifting video, made on June 8, O & # 39; Driscoll opens the package at her home in Wyoming and turns to the camera and says: & # 39; O, it's one of your little characters. & # 39;

Little did she know that there was a complicated detailed representation in the box of her husband, who had worked for the United States Forest Service for a number of years.

When she spent about 12 hours on the model, Simpson had made Earl & # 39; s uniform, sunglasses, and even a Smokey the Bear toy.

While Mrs. O & # 39; Driscoll realizes who is representing the doll, she calls out: & # 39;

The grandmother was moved to tears by the friendly gesture

The grandmother was moved to tears by the friendly gesture

The model shows Earl & # 39; s trademark, sunglasses and toys

The model shows Earl & # 39; s trademark, sunglasses and toys

The widow is overwhelmed by emotion as she realizes that the statue depicts her husband Earl who died in January of this year

Simpson said: & # 39; I was very happy that I could give her a gift that meant so much and made her happy.

& # 39; It was very difficult for my grandmother to see him disappear in the last year, and I wanted her to have something that reminded her of who he was.

& # 39; I was very excited and I even cried myself – I was shaking because I was so nervous but also very excited, and I wanted her to know that I cared.

While Mrs. O & # 39; Driscoll then realizes who represents the doll, she calls out: & # 39; O, count! & # 39 ;, Before taking a moment to form herself and holding back tears

While O & # 39; Driscoll realizes who represents the doll, she calls out: & # 39; O, Earl! & # 39 ;, Before taking a moment to compose herself and holding back tears

While Mrs. O & # 39; Driscoll then realizes who represents the doll, she calls out: & # 39; O, count! & # 39 ;, Before taking a moment to form herself and holding back tears

When she spent about 12 hours on the model, Simpson had made Earl & # 39; s uniform, sunglasses, and even a Smokey the Bear toy.

When she spent about 12 hours on the model, Simpson had made Earl & # 39; s uniform, sunglasses, and even a Smokey the Bear toy.

When she spent about 12 hours on the model, Simpson had made Earl & # 39; s uniform, sunglasses, and even a Smokey the Bear toy.

& # 39; I really hope that I can make someone smile or that a small gesture can go a long way.

& # 39; I started collecting Funko Pops and sometimes it seems that I have spent a lot of money on a lot of toys.

& # 39; But I have also made some people very happy and given them something to remember – those moments make it worth collecting. & # 39;

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