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Brother Surprises Older Sister With iPhone 12


While most siblings argue over who gets the TV or who gets to play with the new toy and everything in between, some have a special (and expensive) way of showing their love. A few days ago, a Facebook post has gone viral when and older sister was surprised with a new iPhone 12 from her younger brother. 

"Today is not my birthday, or any special day", it said. Early in the morning, the brother had knocked on her door asking her to accompany him to pre-order an iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apparently, she had done plenty of research with him to help him decide which color and model he should get.

After finding out it was out of stock, the brother asked some routine questions about the pre-order process. He then asked her to get a feel of the iPhone 12. "I'm not the one getting an iPhone, why should I feel how it feels like?", the sister thought to herself.

The brother confirmed with the staff member that iPhone 12s are still in stock, asked his sister which color and what storage size was suitable before asking the staff member to get a white iPhone 12. The staff member got the phone and asked her to have a look. At this point, she still thought she was getting fooled. "Pinch me, am I dreaming?"

Her brother said he was serious and took his card out. All she could think of at that time was that her brother was glowing with suave and charisma.

The author mentioned that her brother had always bought things she needed for her but it was the first time she had received such an expensive gift. She ended by saying "an older sister taken care by her younger brother is blessed!"

Netizens have since been frantically sharing and tagging their brothers. Meanwhile, brothers of the world are left protesting that he "ruined the market".


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