- Publish Date
- Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:02PM
Disney World really is "the most magical place on earth."
Courtney and Tom Gilmour have fostered 12-year-old Janielle and 10-year-old Elijah for the last three years.
Unbeknown to the kids, the couple had long planned on adopting them and had just finalised the papers as the family left for a trip to Florida, to visit Disney World.
When the family checked into the Magic Kingdom park, they were handed buttons to write down what they were there to celebrate. Courtney wrote “adopting our kids” on her and Tom’s buttons, took a picture of it, and tweeted it the Walt Disney World Twitter account.
A Disney representative reached out to Courtney and asked if they could make their stay a little extra special.
“I thought that they were going to give us free dessert!” Courtney told PEOPLE.
Instead, the park had something much bigger in mind!
Since it was posted to Facebook the video has now been viewed nearly 2 million times, and Courtney hopes that at least some of its viewers might become inspired to get involved in foster care.
“Whatever hoops we had to jump through, we jumped through because Janielle and Elijah are worth it,” Courtney says. “There was a lot of crying and laughing and screaming in those three years, but we got to the end goal. We got the happy ending.”