Viral Video Shows Indiana Woman’s Reaction to Meeting Her ‘Secretly’ Adopted Granddaughter

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An Indiana woman's surprised and joyful reaction to learning her son and daughter-in-law had adopted a baby was captured in a video that has gone viral.

Donny Goeb and his wife Miranda had been planning to start a family through adoption since October, according to a GoFundMe page for the couple. The following month, they began working to complete the steps to secure the adoption placement.

Melissa Faith, nicknamed Lily, entered the couple's lives on Dec. 8, 2015, according to the page.

The couple's families knew they were planning to adopt and had taken steps to begin the process, but decided to keep the placement a secret from them "because adoption placement can fail," the post stated. "We didn't want to tell them they had a granddaughter too soon only to have to painfully recant our announcement."

But once Lily came home, the Goebs did not want to share the news with their parents over the phone, opting instead to keep it a secret from their families until they could break it to them in person.

As a result, Eva Goeb didn't learn she was a grandmother until she met her granddaughter.

The YouTube video begins with the woman asking her son when they got to the house. Then, after turning a corner and entering the room, Goeb sees the baby for the first time and immediately reacts, gasping in surprise and putting her hands over her mouth.

"Oh my gosh!" she excitedly screams, clapping her hands and jumping up and down. She bursts into tears of joy, runs to hug someone, and exclaims, "I have been dreaming that it was a girl!"

The minute-long video ends with the surprised new grandmother lovingly holding and cradling the baby girl for the first time.

As of Thursday night, the video -- which was posted on Sunday -- has been viewed more than 3.8 million times.

Goeb is currently in the Air Force, while his wife was "separated" from the Air Force, he told KTLA. The couple has been based out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor - Hickam in Honolulu.

KTLA's Jennifer Thang contributed to this story. 

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