High school basketball games generally have a great mix of competition and fun. For Brockton High School’s girl’s basketball team, they realized before tip-off that their game versus Froid-Medicine Lake would be far from either.
Brockton coach Terrence Johnson knew his team would be outmatched against Froid-Medicine Lake but never expected the game to get this out of hand. At the final buzzer, his Warriors had lost 102-0. It was the first time in the history of Montana that any basketball team had been shutout.
Johnson has run the Brockton varsity girls team for seven years and had never encountered a loss like this. He had hoped to have nine players ready for the game, but, as the day progressed, he only got more bad news. By game time, he just had five players ready to play: an eighth grader, a freshman, and three sophomores. Naturally, all of his upperclassmen had to sit the game out for various reasons. Even worse, his upperclassmen were the team’s best ball handlers.
The Froid-Medicine Lake Redhawks already had a size advantage over the smaller Warriors. The Redhawks had three girls over six feet tall. The tallest Warrior that game only stood five-foot-seven.
Johnson said, “We knew what we were getting into. We spent two weeks getting ready for this game, but when we got down to five players, all of our plans went right out the window.”
By halftime, the Warriors trailed 59-0. To make the game finish quicker, they began using a running clock for the last two quarters, which meant the clock would not stop for things like fouls and traveling violations. Things got even worse in the second half when one of the sophomore girls twisted her ankle. With ten seconds remaining in the game, another girl injured herself, forcing the Warriors to finish the game with three players.
“My girls did everything possible to score, and we were trying to find a way to get a crooked number up there. They did nothing wrong. At the end of the day, they all went home and asked: ‘What’s for dinner, Mom?” said Johnson.
40+ People Who Know How to Impress Others, Leaving Us All Saying, “Wow!”
From extravagant gifts to unbelievable locations, these people really know how to create a lasting impression. Those looking for unique ideas should take a look at these examples of people who went above and beyond to impress others. These stories are both heart-warming and awe-inspiring. We’re sure that the receivers of these special surprises will remember these memorable moments for decades to come!
There are many life events that can be super exciting. For many women, one of the biggest life events is having her first child. When a woman finds out that they’re pregnant, the first thing that comes to mind is how they’re going to tell everyone.
This woman surprised her loved ones when she enlisted one of the biggest celebrities in the world, Will Smith, to help her make her major announcement. This had to be pretty surprising and super impressive to the rest of her friends!
Long-distance relationships can be hard. You spend so much time apart that every now and then, in order to show how much you still care, you try to plan an unbelievable surprise. Unfortunately for these two, they each had the same idea.
It just goes to show that these two probably are made for each other, seeing as how they both decided to physically visit one another. Even though they didn’t get to see each other, this was pretty sweet.
A Little Extra
Many homebound people have health care providers that deliver meals to them in order to ensure that they have healthy meals when they need them. Often, these deliveries are made by the same person on a daily or weekly basis.
This person mentioned that they really loved the gravy that came with their meals. So, the next time that the health care professional dropped by, they thought they’d bring them a bit of a surprise.
Check Out My Trunk
Being away from your family in service of your country is hard. When you return, you often want to surprise them in a big way. Typically, however, you’re only able to really surprise one person as you need the other’s help to get the job done.
Somehow though, this soldier figured out how to produce an impressive surprise by hiding in the trunk of his parent’s car and waiting for them to open it.
There are people out there that have never owned a pet because they weren’t allowed to when they were growing up. Whether that is because the parents didn’t believe they were responsible enough, or because someone in the house was allergic to them, it is still a sad situation.
So when this couple moved into their new home, the woman decided it was time for her partner to have a pet. She decided to surprise him with this cute little fur ball.
When you love someone, you tend to go the extra mile to ensure that they are happy. Typically though, that extra mile doesn’t often include a 700-mile plane trip and a drive through an ice storm! We guess this girlfriend would do anything for love.
It seems that her significant other really wanted a pizza, and so she thought it would be a fun idea to deliver it herself – pizza delivery uniform and all.
Look at You
When you’ve been with someone for a long time, you really get to know what they like and what they don’t like. By using that information, you can set up a really great surprise – especially on special days like Valentine’s Day.
This person’s girlfriend knew that they were totally infatuated with Pokémon. So not only did she dress up, but she also got a pizza that was made to look like a Pokeball!
When there’s been an accident, and you wind up hurting yourself badly enough to get a cast, it can be pretty annoying. As a kid, it’s fun because you can have everybody sign it. As an adult, however, that typically isn’t the case.
So when this guy broke his fingers and needed a cast, he wanted to do something a little different. He told the nurse to surprise him … and this is what he got.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that robs a person of their memory. It can be very challenging for the family members that have to take care of their loved ones that are suffering from this difficult condition. Thankfully, many studies have mentioned the wonderful effects of getting a pet for someone who suffers from this terrible disease.
This woman brought a dog home, and immediately her father and the pup bonded. It was maybe the best surprise that this guy has had in a long time.
First Time for Everything
When you’re a kid, people make a concerted effort to make sure you have a special birthday party. As you get older and older, these birthday parties change drastically or disappear altogether. Like with this mother who hadn’t had a birthday party since she was 11.
When this son set up a surprise birthday party for his mom, she seemed pretty impressed! It must have been a pretty good feeling for him!
Let’s Try This
Almost every kid has at least one stuffed animal toy that they take everywhere they go. Many of these stuffed animals are in lieu of a pet. Eventually, at least for this girl, her parents thought they could switch out their daughter’s stuffed dog toy for a real puppy.
The moment she realized that the puppy in her hands was moving must have been quite the surprise. This shock hit her hard! The joy was real, and this must have been a pretty exciting moment for her parents as well.
Make a Wish — Quick!
Birthdays are a great time to plan an amazing surprise. Some planners can become quite the overachievers and sometimes they will plan more than one surprise. This person knew that they wanted to throw their loved one a memorable birthday with various surprises, starting with a very special cake.
This guy not only got a party but also got this amazing multi-layered ice cream cake that seems to be melting quite quickly. With all of those layers of chocolate cake and even some separate cupcakes, someone definitely is loved!
Living in Style
If you live out in the beautiful countryside, you may have a passion for feeding the birds. As you get older, these types of hobbies tend to take over a good portion of your day.
So when this grandma got home and saw that someone had gifted her a birdhouse that was an exact replica of her house, she sure was surprised and impressed. Not only did the grandmother benefit from this special and personalized gift, but we’re sure the neighborhood birds are thrilled with this new backyard addition.
Even those of us who love to travel often feel stressed out and anxious when we leave the airplane and head to baggage claim. What if our bags got lost or were damaged? Arriving at baggage claim to see a bunch of individually wrapped presents would definitely be a major surprise.
It seems that for the holidays, the airline decided to deliver gifts to all their passengers by placing them on the conveyor belt of the baggage claim. While we do wonder how many presents there were, we’re a little stressed about where the passengers’ bags actually are.
Moving out on your own is a rite of passage. That said, being separated from your mom doesn’t get any easier no matter how long it’s been since you’ve lived in her house. This is especially true when you live a good distance away and your mom is struggling with health issues.
This mom got a special surprise when not only her son surprised her, but also her grandson. This unexpected surprise truly made her day – wouldn’t it make yours?
When you have a kid, it doesn’t take much to impress them when it comes to surprises. There’s a wide range of things you can do to surprise your child. For instance, getting them a giant ice cream sundae could be a pretty memorable surprise for them.
Just take a look at this young girl’s face when she sees this impressive dessert delivered to her table after dinner. We hope someone helped her with this because otherwise, there will be a definite sugar crash in her future.
Kids love animals. So often, they will pester you for a pet. Not all of them want the generic cat or dog – some want a more exotic pet. While chickens aren’t necessarily exotic, they can be unique pets to have.
In fact, chickens happen to be the favorite animal of many children. We guess that’s what happened with this young girl. Unfortunately, the surprise gift turned bad when the rooster decided they weren’t having any of it.
When someone is celebrating a birthday, there definitely always has to be a cake involved at some point during the day. Many of these cakes are specifically designed for individuals and sometimes have clever little messages on them.
This person wanted to make their special surprise memorable by sending a message that age is just a number. Though we’re not sure that it really worked out that way! Perhaps using the metric system is better when it comes to thinking of our age.
Surprising someone with a day out on the town is always fun. Including an unexpected family photo session can be a pretty impressive surprise, especially if you find the right location.
However, an impromptu photoshoot wasn’t the only surprise this gentleman got – we’re sure he was equally shocked when this dog decided they needed to make a statement and attach themselves to some very delicate areas. We’re sure this surprise was not only impressive but memorable.
Blow Out the Candle
Celebrating the fact that your favorite grandmother made it another year, through all her health scares, is a fantastic thing. Setting up a surprise party that includes a delicious cake was just one aspect of this elderly woman’s birthday festivities orchestrated by her loving family.
To make the day more memorable, her grandchildren decided to include a sparkler candle. As you can tell by grandma’s face, it was quite an impressive and heart-warming surprise.
Happy Valentine’s Day
Many people try to do special things for their significant others or people that they love on Valentine’s Day. This typically involves something being changed into the shape of a heart combined with a special message.
This person ordered a pizza from their local pizza place and asked for it to be in the shape of a heart. Not sure that they had met the customer’s requirements, the workers at the pizza place left them a note which must have been quite funny when this surprise was opened.
Sometimes the best surprise is a spur-of-the-moment trip to someplace that the person has always wanted to go. For this person, that surprise was an African safari that they ,and their significant other, could do together.
That surprise trip led to an even bigger, and maybe even a little scary, surprise when a cheetah jumped into the car with them. We don’t know about them, but we would be both excited and terrified all in the same breath.
Who’s Flying the Plane?
Can you imagine enjoying your plane ride and seeing this? This surprise trip suddenly took a turn for the worse when this passenger saw this man holding this frightening sign, right outside of his plane window. We’re sure there were a lot of questions floating around in this person’s mind.
While this was a pretty impressive surprise, the first question we would have is – who’s flying the plane? Eventually, we know that this is going to become a pretty funny story that they share at every dinner party!
Sometimes special surprises happen in the spur of the moment. Take, for instance, this man who went out to grab some food for his girlfriend. He came back, not only with food but a beautiful little kitten.
This had to be an absolutely astonishing and amazing surprise for both the cat and the woman. Now she has a cute little kitten to keep her company when her significant other isn’t around.
Your wedding day can be one of the most memorable and exciting times of your life. You get to pledge your love to the person you intend to be with for the rest of your life in front of your family and friends.
This couple was lucky enough to not only have their loved ones with them on their special day, but they also had the company of an international star! Their wedding ceremony was crashed by actor Adam Sandler, who was kind enough to take pictures with them. We’re sure that this was a pretty impressive surprise wedding gift.
It Was That Big
Getting out into nature is always a great way to spend time with your family. When the trip is a surprise that includes your great-grandmother and your children, it’s not only amazing but pretty impressive too.
The surprise gets even better when great-grandma and her youngest grandchild work together to catch themselves a pretty large fish. Just look at how shocked the two are, as they focus on reeling in their big catch.
Celebrating, Even From a Distance
When you travel frequently for business, it’s inevitable that your birthday will fall on one of your travel dates. While it can depressing to be separated from your loved ones on your special day, there are some people who can help you feel special … even when you’re thousands of miles away from home.
Luckily, his Pakistani colleagues decided to throw him a surprise birthday party. We’re sure that he appreciated their kind and thoughtful gesture.
There are many couples in the world who decide to turn to adoption when it comes to growing their family. Very few surprises in life can be quite as impressive as the day they finally receive and hold their new child in their hands.
After more than a year of waiting, this couple seems to be pretty ecstatic that they finally have their beautiful daughter in their lives. We love how their new daughter looks just as thrilled to be with her new family.
One of the biggest surprises someone can get is when they find something they thought had been lost for years. This type of surprise typically happens when people are tidying up someone’s home to get rid of things.
This guy found a bench press that his granddad had made for him two decades prior so that they could work out together. This had to be a super fantastic surprise and one that he will never forget.
The Gift of Friendship
When you’re someone who loves animals, you may find yourself with several animals under your care. When you already have one rescue, it can be difficult to say no to another unwanted pet. The question, then, will be if your pet siblings will get along.
This person was given a kitten after adopting a dog, and luckily for them, the surprise worked out as the two became fast friends. Just look at this cute duo! We are seriously impressed by their adorable relationship.
Look at Me
Even when you work hard as a model, some surprises abound. For instance, the first time you see your face on a billboard or poster can be pretty impressive to not only you but your friends as well.
This young woman was just shopping on a street in New York City when she ran across a familiar face. So, of course, the first thing she had to do was take a picture with herself so that everybody would believe her.
If you’re someone who dreams of traveling, then you probably have a list of places and things you want to see before your time here on earth is up. Many people though, won’t even put a dent in that list. Fortunately for this guy, he got the surprise of a lifetime.
Someone surprised this gentleman with a trip to Iceland, which allowed him to not only check that off his list but also to check off finding a beautiful waterfall as well.
As you get older, you realize that surprises don’t have to be that grand in order to be impressive. A simple visit with loved ones can be all you need to be happy. That’s clearly what happened to this grandmother when her family came to visit.
This special visit allowed her to spend some quality time with her two-year-old grandson, who seems to make her very happy with his adorable high-five. We’re sure that her grandchildren will appreciate having these heart-warming photos to look at in the future.
Nice to Meet You
Sometimes when you’re young, things happen which you are unaware of. This could mean that you fell in love and had a special moment with someone but never saw them again. Sometimes, these fleeting relationships can result in a child.
This gentleman got a special surprise when he finally was able to meet his 32-year-old son for the first time. We can definitely see a bit of a family resemblance.
Finding the right time and place to ask someone for their hand in marriage can be pretty challenging. You want a special location that is just as special as the person you are looking to marry.
This guy found the perfect spot on the top of a mountain, where he got down on one knee and surprised his girlfriend by popping the question. This had to be pretty impressive to her because we’re sure she had no clue whatsoever that this was going to happen that day.
When you’ve been married for a long time, surprises can come in a lot of different ways. This gentleman wanted to do something super special for his wife for their 25th anniversary, and it seems that he was able to craft quite an impressive surprise.
It seems that not much has changed except for maybe the look of the park behind them and a little bit of gray in the hair. This is a lovely surprise and super sweet.
When you’re aiming to spend the rest of your life with someone, you should have some common interests and a lot of love between you and your partner. This person and their partner shared a passion for stargazing.
Knowing this, he knew how to set up a pretty impressive proposal by adding the question into the lens piece of the telescope they always used. This had to be a pretty amazing surprise when she looked in to glance up at the moon and saw this question.
Floating on the Lake
Proposals don’t always have to be super creative, but they definitely are more memorable when someone takes the time to plan out an impressive surprise as this gentleman did. Having a nice romantic row in the lake in the park and then coming around the corner to see this is pretty outstanding.
We’re sure this person appreciated the effort. They probably fell even more in love with the person they were floating on the pond with.
Flipper Has a Question
It’s one thing to get down on one knee and propose, but quite another to plan this elaborate and surprising proposal. This guy went all out with his creative proposal. He made sure to include his girl’s favorite animal, a dolphin, to help him.
We certainly hope that the young woman gave this dolphin a few pets before she excitedly said yes and gave all her attention to the man that she would be walking down the aisle with.
Type it Out
When you’re looking to surprise someone with a marriage proposal, you have to think about the individual that you are asking. This will help you in planning your very impressive and special surprise.
Knowing that their significant other was always on the computer, and a little bit of a nerd, this person reordered the keycaps of this keyboard to spell out their very important question. We hope that their significant other hit the “yes” key as soon as they say this!
Many people dream of beach weddings and proposals. When you know this about your significant other, then it’s really easy to figure out where the surprise is going to be done. The only thing after that that is left to figure out is how.
This person chose to surprise their loved one with an impressive piece of sand art with a very special message etched into it. We love how thoughtful and artistic this sand sculpture is, this is absolutely romantic!
Surprise on Aisle Two
Even though their child is grown when they sign the papers to enter into the service, parents still miss and worry about them all the time. That’s why so many great surprises happen when they can come home for a visit.
This soldier didn’t want to wait until their mom got home, and so he had the grocery store help him out in order to ensure that he could successfully execute his impressive surprise. It seems that his mom was not only thrilled but also surprised.
It’s Been So Long
Over the last year and a half, many people have been separated from their loved ones and have had to deal with the crazy world all on their own. The most impacted group, perhaps, were the children who were unable to see their friends at school or at home.
This young man got the best surprise of his life when that door opened, and he saw his friend for the first time in a long while.
Polly Wants a Cracker
Surprises can sometimes be things that aren’t specifically meant for you but just lead to some pretty memorable moments. For those that work in retail, this happens quite a bit. Take, for instance, this person who was working in his store and wound up with a parrot on their arm.
This lady thought that she would bring in her impressive pet. Instead of carrying the bird around herself, she asked one of the workers to hold it for her.
Kittens in Hammocks
There is nothing quite as adorable as a small litter of kittens. After bringing them home, this person decided to utilize their brains in order to develop a pretty ingenious way of ensuring that their little furballs would be comfortable.
This impressive use of masks was definitely surprising. Equally impressive was the fact that their mother allowed this to happen. This is one adorable surprise, and probably one that not many could pass up.