By Ben Walley
A loving man thought of the ultimate birthday surprise for his brother – by moving across the country to relocate to the same city as him.
Kevin Norris and his wife Jennifer live in New York but his brother Erik has lived in LA for the last 20 years.
Missing being close to his sibling, who he calls his ‘best friend’, and wanting to bring his son up around his family, Kevin decided the best way to make that happen would be to move across the country.
And using Erik’s birthday as a guise, he did just that.
Kevin said: “I used his birthday as a way of distracting him from the real surprise.
“When we initially came out of the house he thought we surprised him by coming to LA for his birthday.
“We then re-blind folded him and said we had another small surprise, which was actually the BIG surprise and had nothing to do with his birthday.”
When inside, Kevin announced that the house was in fact his new home, and he’d be finally living a lot closer to Erik.
He said: “It was emotional for all of us since we’d try to do this numerous times over the years and it always fell through.
“Erik was in complete shock and full of joy.”