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Video captures boy's shock over news he'll be a big brother

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Logan Fairbanks, 11, reacts to news that he will be a big brother. (Vimeo)

A nearly 40-second video clip captures the shock and tears of an 11-year-old boy who learns he will be a big brother to a new addition to the family.

His father, Josh Fairbanks, a Hartford, Mich. photographer, recorded Logan reading a list of activities he will get to do over the next few months, including attending a Detroit Tigers game and a family trip to Myrtle Beach, according to Good Morning America.

But the last item broke news to the boy that left him in shock.

"There is one more thing that I'm going to do this year," Logan reads in the video making rounds on the web. "I'm going to be a big brother."

He looks up from the sheet of paper with widened blue eyes and manages to only muster out a "What?" several times.

According to GMA, Logan turned to his mother for a hug.

"He was hugging and kind of sobbing as he was holding her for a good 90 seconds," Fairbanks told GMA. "He's still pretty floored."

According to TODAY, Fairbanks has captured milestone moments, such as an engagement, for other families. So he was thrilled to learn his wife, Michelle, was expecting and to be able to capture the announcement. 

"This was finally my chance to do one for my family," he said.

The couple had Logan shortly after graduating high school and were unsure if they would be able to have another child, according to TODAY. So when they learned of the pregnancy, they wanted to share it with Logan in a fun way.

Logan is now on Twitter, where he will chronicle his journey to becoming an older brother.

He has already received well wishes and encouragement for his new adventure.

How did you share news of a new addition to the family with your child or children? How did they react? 

Tags: Family, Michigan, Parenting, Reaction, Social Media, Video

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