Douglas County

Georgia toddlers’ adorable reunion after months apart goes viral

Months into the pandemic, we’re all starting to miss our friends and family.

Loneliness is especially hard for kids, who don’t really understand why all this is happening.

That’s why so many of us can relate to a magical moment between two three-year-olds in Douglas County.

Channel 2′s Berndt Peterson went to Sleepy Hollow Farms in Powder Springs to meet the two little boys, whose reunion has taken the internet by storm.

The sweet video has gotten nearly 5 million views on social media and hundreds of thousands of “likes.”

Iesha Stephens and Jessica Badour said their sons have been best friends their whole lives — which is a long time, when you’re only three.

“You see these two babies crawling together,” Stephens said. " Then when they started walking, they were walking together."

But for months, Legend Stephens and Caius Badour haven’t done anything together because of the pandemic.

“They’re three years old,” Badour said. “They’re so lucky to have such a close friendship as such little kids. And I think it’s hard because they don’t understand.”

Last week, the moms decided it was finally time for a play date, and the camera was rolling when it happened.


The sweet video shows the boys throw their arms around each other in a big hug

“People said, ‘Oh my goodness, this is so cute. Oh, this warms my heart,’” Stephens said. “I was like, ‘Oh! These are just our little boys that are doing what they do.’”

Badour said the boys didn’t miss a beat when it came to their friendship.

“It was just the best thing in the world to see them come back together,” Badour said. “They picked up right where they left off.”

The get-togethers are now back on the schedule. The boys had a blast Thursday running all over the Sleepy Hollow Farms pumpkin patch, riding the tractor and going down the slide.

Petersen asked the boys why it was so important to see each other.

“Because we want to play together because we’re buddies!” Legend said.

“Because we’re best friends,” Caius said.