Oops! Grandfather Picks Up Wrong Grandchild At School

Isabella Ohlmeyer
In a bizarre moment in time, a grandfather hugged a young boy that he picked up from his school, whom he thought was his grandson when it turned out, it wasn’t.

One would hope that most grandchildren, even if they are young in age, would physically recognize their grandparents’ appearance and even the tone in their voice, but that didn’t seem to be the case here.

Joseph Fuller, a 65-year-old grandfather, was thrilled to pick up his grandson at Edisto Primary School two weeks ago. 

Fuller walked up to a boy out of a sea of students leaving the school gymnasium and gave the boy a hug.

He then asked him if he was ready to go and the little boy said “yes,” according to KPLC.  

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A teacher’s assistant at Edisto Primary School asked the young boy if the man that approached him was his grandfather and the boy confirmed that he was.

Fuller signed the boy out of school at the school’s front office and the two walked back to the car where Fuller’s wife was waiting to hand her “grandson” a meal from McDonald's.

It wasn’t until the three of them arrived at the grandparents’ home when Fuller’s wife suddenly realized that the boy was not her grandson.

"He had a tooth missing in the front, and I know my grandson did not have a tooth missing in the front," Fuller said. "Immediately, I brought him back to school, and I am very sorry." 

The boy’s mother was contacted and of course, she was concerned yet agreed with the young boy’s confusion as she stated that the grandfather that picked the wrong boy up from school closely resembles the little boy’s father.

The little boy’s father, on the other hand, is beyond angry about the situation and has put most of the blame on the school for not closely realizing the mix-up.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time that a grandfather has picked up the wrong child from school.

The video below showcases a grandfather picking up the wrong 6-year-old child from Gillingham's Napier Primary School in the United Kingdom 2 years ago. 

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