Best Friends Reunited After Family Move Cross-Country

A seven-year-old boy couldn’t hide his delight when he was finally reunited with his best pal by complete surprise. Carson had not seen his best friend, Cade, also seven, for more than six months, following a cross-country move and then the coronavirus pandemic. But on July 4, in Taylors, South Carolina, Cade was visiting a relative and Carson’s mom, Sarah Bates, secretly helped plan a reunion for the boys. Sarah didn’t tell her son that Cade was coming to the event, as he knew he would be too excited and wouldn’t be able to eat or sleep for days. Carson's mom, Shelley Kirk, took exactly the same approach. On the day of the surprise, Carson walked up the entrance of the home, and as soon as Cade saw his friend, he immediately ran out to hug him. Cade then began to cry as the moment got too much for him. Carson and Cade have been friends since they were two years old, having met at church and been born just 11 days apart.