Paul had stayed in Texas because it was where he had met his wife; the couple had also started a family together. Until 2016, though, Paul was living fairly independently from his own siblings. Indeed, he hadn’t seen some of his brothers and sisters for a long while. But on his birthday that year, that was all about to change.
To celebrate Paul’s 71st birthday, his wife, daughter and son-in-law took him out for a meal, along with Paul’s four grandsons in tow. And while, at first, it may have seemed just like any other celebratory meal out, Paul would eventually realize that this would be a special occasion in more ways than one.
That’s because Paul’s daughter had been in touch with someone very important in the run-up to the big day. Paul didn’t know this, though, and so probably anticipated nothing out of the ordinary to occur. And, indeed, when the family arrived at the eatery in Dallas, it was business as usual: everyone took their seats and waited to be served.