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Wow, so sweet. I wish my girls got that excited when I bring a new game home. What game did you get her this year?
Job well done dad
Thank you for sharing this. It really hit home and probably one of the best post I have ever seen anywhere!
Wonderful video! I loved how she hugged the machine. Wonderful to see kids enjoying our hobby with us. Have a great Christmas!!
Thanks for sharing this. My wife had tears in her eyes after watching this and seeing how happy your daughter was.
She played a Whirlwind ~35 times (over 3 days) at the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown in 2011 and had wanted one ever since. She played Whitewater there and said it was a yawner... She doesn't know what pin hype is so she can form her own opinions... Fast Draw was also a favorite of hers at the show so she has good taste.
Pinbot and Time Machine are gone now. I replaced them with Haunted House and Addams Family. I bought the Addams about a week ago but my 9 year old figured it out before I even went to get it so no Christmas surprise this year... I never said a word, she must have ESP...
I couldnt wait to join Pinsiders, not so much for my love of pinball, but because of all the great people and hilarious posts. But THIS, this just made a grown man cry. Best post EVER. Merry Christmas to u and yer wonderful family!!
That is super cool. Just awesome.
If that doesn't bring back great childhood memories of the best Christmas presents ever, nothing will.
Thanks for posting!
That's what it's all about. Way to go dad! Wish my daughter would get so excited about pinball.
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This happened last year. In early December 2012, I drove up to Phoebe Smith's place to trade for a Whirlwind for my 10 year old daughter. I surprised her on Christmas day and her reaction was priceless. She still loves Whirlwind and says it was (and will always be) the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!!
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Merry Christmas John and family!!
Glad that WW went to a great home where it is loved and that she still loves it! I loved that you sent me this video last year on Christmas morning. This is the first time I have been on the computer all day today, and enjoyed seeing it again and remembering how great it was to see the joy of her seeing her game for the first time! How you managed to make the trip up here and get it back and in the gameroom in secret is a really cool story!
What a great present for the kids! I think I will give my kids a pin every X-mas and B-day. LOL, how long do you think it I can get away with it before they figure it's for me?
Nice! What a gift! Heck when the time is right it's also a down payment on a car or college for her. Not only fun now, but good for here future.
Wow, great video. I liked when the penny first dropped and then she hugged the machine and also the left flipper backshot then glance back.
Merry happiness everyone.
That made my morning. My boy loves pinball but I wouldn't get a heart felt reaction like that.
Beatifull, you made your daughter´s dream a reality, her reaction was priceless, grats on being so awesome father.
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