Ellie Clifton thought she was just collecting her best friend Danielle Hall at Alicante airport when she was surprised by her grandparents and cousins who had also travelled to the Spanish city to help her celebrate her 18th birthday.
Her grandad can be seen approaching a shocked Clifton while she was in the airport, as seen in the video uploaded to Twitter on July 14 by her mom Katherine Root.
Root told Storyful that it was six months since she had seen any of her family or Hall. “It worked perfectly, as you can see by the video,” she said. “She did not have a clue.” Credit: Katherine Root via Storyful