The heart-warming video shows Roman Moore's step-daughter, Darina, both from Chicago, getting a surprise present, after returning from a six-week holiday with her grandmother in Ukraine.
When Roman and his wife Oksana Moore told Darina she had a surprise waiting at home, the 'smart kid' started asking lots of questions about what it could be.
The heart-warming footage shows Darina being given a little red box on top of a giant pink cushion - but is left frowning and believing she's been pranked when she discovers it's empty.
However, 37-year-old Roman quickly says 'oh I'm sorry open this one, I meant this one' and reveals a second box under the cushion.
Darina then throws off the cushion, leaps up in fright and staggers back open-mouthed as a tiny kitten peers out at her.