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Five-Year-Old Boy's 'Up' Photoshoot With 90-Year-Old Great-Grandparent Melts Hearts

Five-Year-Old Boy's 'Up' Photoshoot With 90-Year-Old Great-Grandparent Melts Hearts

Prepare yourselves for cuteness overload, this photoshoot is the sweetest thing you will see all day.

Elijah, from the US, decided to celebrate his fifth birthday this year, by dressing up as Russell from Disney Pixar's Up and posing in a photoshoot shot by his photographer mum, Rachel Perman.

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Credit: Rachel Perman
Credit: Rachel Perman

But Elijah didn't stop at Wilderness Explorer Russell, he roped in his great-grandparents, Richard and Caroline Bain to play Carl, the grumpy man in Up who we all learn to love and Ellie, his wife that passes away early on in the film.

It is safe to say we have cried many a time over the heartbreaking start to the movie that then follows Russell and Carl's adventure to find Paradise Falls - Carl's lifelong dream.

Credit: Disney Pixar
Credit: Disney Pixar

The pair in real life are equally if not more cute, the adoration radiating in the snaps.

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The only thing missing from them? Doug and Kevin of course.

Credit: Rachel Perman
Credit: Rachel Perman

Elijah simply didn't need Dugg the squirrel-loving dog and Kevin the female bird to feature in these pictures though, they are everything as they are.

The youngster is actually a twin and whilst he chose an Up shoot for his birthday, his sister Emilee chose to dress as a unicorn and pose with a real horse for separate snaps.

Their mum, Rachel, wanted to do something special for their fifth birthday, a milestone she wasn't sure she'd make.

Credit: Rachel Perman
Credit: Rachel Perman

She told CBS News: "Five years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer right after my twins were born, and had fears if I would even get to see their fifth birthday," Perman told CBS News.

"My oldest was 5 at the time and I hated not knowing if I would get the same time with them that I got with her."

Credit: Rachel Perman
Credit: Rachel Perman

After battling cancer for a year, she is now in remission and this shoot was a celebration for everyone.

Could our hearts melt anymore?

Featured Image Credit: Rachel Perman

Topics: Disney, Real, Life

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a journalism degree, Lauren started off in real life journalism before moving into the fashion and lifestyle sector at the likes of Mail Online and Sun Online. She's now living her best freelancing life, sometimes heading into the office, but mostly working from home in her PJs drinking coffee. Contact her: [email protected]

 

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