It's hard when your best friend moves away and the isolation of the pandemic can make you feel even farther apart.
That's why the gift one Missouri boy wanted for his birthday was a surprise trip to Chicago to see his best friend.
Their tear-filled reunion was caught on video.
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The video shows the emotional reunion when 11-year-old Stevie saw his best friend Owen in the back seat of his car.
Owen moved away to Missouri three years ago. When they were reunited, Stevie said "What are you doing here? You just made my day," and "I feel like I'm dreaming" in between sobs.