Kid obsessed with movie ‘Up’ dresses for birthday photoshoot with great-grandparents


GREELEY, Colo. (WHTM) – Elijah Perman just celebrated his fifth birthday by channeling the character Russell from his favorite movie, “Up”.

The boy’s mother Rachel, a photographer, told ABC News she wanted it to be a birthday he would always remember, so she set up a photoshoot with Elija starring in his own version of the Disney-Pixar movie.

“He loves ‘Up.’ He makes me fast-forward to his favorite part of the movie when the balloons come out of the house, and so, for his photoshoot, it just made sense for him to do that because it’s what he’s been obsessed with for years,” Rachel said.

Elijah’s great-grandparents took on the roles of Carl and Ellie from the movie.

“When we showed up, my grandpa had gone to the thrift store and had gotten the brown jacket and my grandma came in green pantsuit like she had seen. That was a surprise to me, how much effort they put into it,” Rachel said.

The images Rachel posted touched the hearts of many.

“I never pictured this would be so touching to the world. I had no idea that this was reach beyond my family and friends,” Rachel said.

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