5-year-old boy's "Up" photoshoot with 90-year-old great-grandparents goes viral

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Sep 14, 2019

When Elijah, 5, was told by his mother, Rachel Perman that he could celebrate his birthday with a photo shoot, he chose his favorite Pixar classic, "Up."

Elijah had dressed as Russel and had wanted his 90-year-old great-grandparents, Richard and Caroline Bain, to be Carl and Ellie. His twin sister, Emilee , had chosen to dress up as an unicorn posing with a horse.

Perman is a part-time photographer and had posted the photo shoot on her Facebook. She said, "For their fifth birthday I wanted to celebrate the things they love with photos!"

Perman usually does not post personal photos on her photography page but, she said, "I chose to do magical shoots for my kids birthday's this year as all three of my kids share the same birthday week because five years ago I was diagnosed with cancer right after my twins were born and had fears if I would even get to see their 5th birthday."

She was sick for a year but, now is in remission. She made it to her twin's fifth birthday, something she did not know could happen.

"It is a celebration for me and them!" she said.

After the photo shoot of Elijah and his great-grandparents had gone viral, Perman tells her kids, "You are good at bringing happiness to us, now you are making the nation happy too!"

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