Regardless of whether or not you like Halloween, you’re going to love this family’s heartfelt dedication to the day. Because it’s about making their son, Jackson, happy. And really, what’s better than a happy kid?
4-year-old Jackson isn’t able to walk due to a genetic condition–because of this, his parents would carry Jackson door to door for Halloween trick-or-treating. Since Jackson is all grown up now, being carried isn’t an option anymore. But his dad isn’t letting that spoil Halloween for his son.
Last year, Jackson’s dad built the house from “Up” as a wagon, which gave Jackson mobility. (We’re tearing up over here–it’s just too adorable.) This year, Jackson had a special request: He wanted to be Scooby riding in the Mystery Machine from “Scooby Doo.” His dad immediately went to task.
50 hours later, the Mystery Machine was completed with hand-stenciled decals and working lights. Chad, Jackson’s dad, told Buzzfeed that all of the hard work was definitely worth it:
“When it was finally done and put it down it was instant recognition. He was just laughing and circling around and jumping. Seeing his reaction made every hour worth it.”
To join in on the fun, Jackson’s parents are dressing up as Velma and Shaggy. What an awesome family–we hope their Halloween is as sweet as they are.