11-year-old girl's reaction after learning she's been adopted is priceless

A school administrator in Utah last Monday posted the video of an 11-year-old girl celebrating after learning she was being adopted by her foster parents. 

"My heart was so happy. It was like 'Ah!' I was like screaming," Tannah Butterfield, the girl, told KUTV.

Surveillance footage from the American Heritage School, which is south of Salt Lake City, has been viewed more than 6,000 times. The video was first posted by the school's office manager, Jackie Alexander.

*I give permission to all media outlets to use this video and post with credit to: Jackie Alexander (and American Heritage of South Jordan) Thank you* Some Mondays are better than others. I share this with permission from the parent of this student. This is pure testament that in a world full of turmoil and strife, there is still light and joy to be found in little everyday moments. A dear family I know has been fighting for as long as I can remember to adopt 3 of their foster children that attend our school. It's been hard to watch them fight this emotional battle. My love has grown for this family and I have learned so much from them as they have tried to remain positive despite many set backs. Today my phone rang at my desk and it was my friend Jen telling me things FINALLY had come to an end and the courts were going to let them ADOPT the children!! She asked me if I would be sure to tell her sweet girl when she came to my desk for her daily visit. She knew she would want to know right away because she had been so worried. I don't think even I could understand myself what that moment would feel like. Our security cameras caught the moment perfectly. I cry as I type this. In 12 years at this job, this is by far my best moment ever!! To tell a little girl that she gets her family forever takes the cake. I can't even describe that hug...and thank heavens her mom doesn't mind that I kissed her a million times, and a million more after the film cuts off. A moment needed after waking up to another morning of devastating news on t.v....but a sweet reminder today that life can be and still is beautiful in spite of it all. ♥️#americanheritageofsouthjordan

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Butterfield can be seen in the video leaping into Alexander’s arms and clinging to her after being told the news.

"This is like the biggest thing that's ever happened to me," Butterfield told KUTV.

After two years of anticipation, Tannah’s dream was finally answered after a judge approved adoption requests for her and her two younger siblings, reported KUTV.

“In 12 years at this job, this is by far my best moment ever!! To tell a little girl that she gets her family forever takes the cake,” Alexander wrote in the description of the post.

Adding, “A moment needed after waking up to another morning of devastating news on t.v....but a sweet reminder today that life can be and still is beautiful in spite of it all.”