Life Video

By Jack Mobley

This father had a wholesome reaction to receiving his first ever tickets to a Pittsburgh Steelers game ahead of surgery to treat a brain aneurysm.

Stephanie and her father Bruce Harps, 29 and 56 respectively, are life-long Steelers fans living not far from the city in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Bruce has suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and a brain aneurysm for ten years and was due to have surgery on November 4, but Stephanie wanted to take him to see his beloved Steelers in case there were any complications.

Two day prior, Stephanie had planned to meet Michael Barndollar, who was selling tickets, with her father to hand him the tickets.

The clip shows Bruce receiving the tickets to which his face expresses confusion and utter bewilderment.

Stephanie goes on to explain the situation and that Michael had even dropped the price after hearing about Bruce’s condition.

The video follows on to the next day with Stephanie and Bruce in a sea of yellow, enjoying the ball game as Bruce experience game day for the first time.

Stephanie said: “I was so excited to be able to do this for my dad as he has worked so hard for his children.

“I picked my dad up and told him I had to go to Wegmans to pick up a specific item that only they had.

“I was actually meeting with Michael Barndollar who I had talked to the previous day about Steeler tickets he was selling.

“I am on an extremely fixed income but wanted my dad to see a game before having surgery in Pittsburgh on the November 4, just in case anything bad happened.

“He was so emotional when he finally believed the tickets were for him, he still talks about it.

“Our seats were amazing and he really did have the time of his life!”