Parents keep secret from son for years, reveal it on his birthday

Posted at 3:44 PM, Aug 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-21 17:51:13-04

Two California parents kept a secret from their son for years and finally revealed it on his birthday.

Mom Sarah Goer said her son was a toddler when they moved into their California home.

She and her husband used a dresser to block an unfinished crawl space in the boy’s room.

But then the parents said they realized the space’s potential and got to work turning into a play room for him.

They would complete the transformation and surprise him on his fourth birthday.

The boy was given clues that led to the secret room decked out with a new floor, bright walls, a map and coloring supplies.

Goer said her son lit up once he learned what was inside and dubbed it his “Secret Treasure Room.”

She told WJW he now loves to read to his little sister in the secret room and glow stars have been added to the walls for effect.

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