Grandma loses it over hunky firefighter calendar

Posted at 12:11 PM, Jan 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-02 17:45:12-05

An Indiana great-grandmother of 14 could not believe her eyes when she opened a gift this Christmas from her family.

Mary Ann Davis, 80, of Crawfordsville, Indiana, was at the home of her granddaughter, Kari Smith-Jones, on Christmas Eve when Smith-Jones gave her a brown bag with a gift inside.

When Davis, also a grandmother of 10 and mother of five, pulled out the gift, it was a 2016 calendar of hunky firefighters from Hamilton County, Ind. 

Davis started laughing hysterically at the calendar, shrieking and telling her granddaughter, “Now that’s something." 

“It caught her off guard and she got a good laugh,” Smith-Jones told ABC News. “We know that she’s really lighthearted and joyful and would find it funny.”

Smith-Jones’ husband, Derek Jones, filmed the funny reaction and posted it on Facebook and YouTube.

“She is on Facebook so she’s seen that people have liked it,” Smith-Jones said of her grandmother. “She’s so full of life and so joyful, as long as people are laughing it makes her happy.”

When Smith-Jones, whose three young children are also seen in the video, told her grandmother there were more gifts inside the bag, Davis had a hard time getting past the calendar, a fundraiser for the Hamilton County Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

“That’s funny enough. That’s plenty for me,” Davis said in the video. “I’ll be laughing about that for a long time.”

Smith-Jones reports her grandmother is indeed still laughing about the calendar, which she took home to show her friends.

“She’s a member of the Red Hat Society,” Smith-Jones said, referring to the women's organization known for its elaborate red hats. “She plans to show it to all the women.”