A little girl experienced some Disney magic on her recent trip to Walt Disney World.
In a recent Facebook post, Belle Geiselman, 4, is seen holding up a gold Mickey Mouse ring, which was actually given to her by another couple after a random encounter.
Kyle Geiselman, Belle’s father, who watched the encounter happen at Hollywood Studios, explained that his daughter was chasing after him when she almost ran into the couple.
“I apologized and they responded by asking if they could give Belle something,” Geiselman, 41, told TODAY Parents. “Then, the man pulls a gold ring out from his bag.”
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The woman then explained to him that they had visited the Disney about one year ago along with their daughter on a Make-A-Wish trip. While on this trip, they had purchased two gold rings. — One for their child, and one to gift to another child who reminded them of her.
Geiselman, who was understandably overwhelmed with emotions, said he froze.
After the couple had walked away, Geiselman said he had debated chasing after them because he wanted to let them know, they had, in fact, chosen the perfect child to gift the ring too. “I can only imagine how hard it was for them to be back without their daughter,” Geiselman said. I wanted to know more, but I didn’t want to make it any more difficult for them.”
Belle, who is an identical twin, was born prematurely at 30 weeks, had required a feeding tube for the first 18 months of her life. “When Belle was 5 days old, her doctors were like, ‘We don’t know if she is going to live,” Geiselman stated. “She actually almost died.”
Geiselman and his wife, Kara Geiselman, are trying to find the grieving parents because they want to thank them properly.
“They didn’t know that we were back at the place where our daughter surprised us all and started eating by mouth for the first time at 18 months old, or that this trip was the first time she traveled to Disney without needing a feeding tube for nourishment or an oxygen mask on the flight,” Kara Geiselman wrote in her Facebook post. “This little gold Mickey Mouse ring will forever be kept as a priceless gift and always cherished.”
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