What’s Good in the Neighborhood: Marine surprises her sister during lunch


ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — It was a normal lunch day for the seventh-grader Chelsea Grubba.

She and her best friend sat in their normal seat, but Chelsea had no idea why our camera was facing her in the cafeteria.

You see, we knew something she didn’t. Her sister came to surprise her.

Tiffany Grubba is Chelsea’s older sister and currently serves in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Chelsea’s mom told her that Tiffany would not make it home for Christmas. Tiffany hasn’t seen her baby sister in a year.

“I’ve been home every year for Christmas since boot camp, so when I found out I couldn’t come, I was really devastated,” Tiffany said.

But that all changed Friday.

Chelsea had given her mom her Christmas list a while back, and there was one gift she was really hoping for.

“I put her on my Christmas list,” she said.

Chelsea said this was the best Christmas gift ever.

Chelsea told WDHN she had no idea what was going on, so she was a bit camera shy.

“It’s just a thing that me and my friends do because we didn’t want to be on camera,” she said. “We hide our face, and then I was like, ‘we can be famous.’ She was like ‘I don’t want to be famous. I don’t want my ugly face on there,’ and I said stop.”

And not only did her sister surprise her at school, but now Chelsea is going to Disney for Christmas as well.

A family reunited for the holidays, that’s what’s good in the neighborhood this week.

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