GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - With dozens of friends and family gathered to see the Mother's Day surprise, Brandon Crank with the Gastonia Fire Department released the nozzle to a brightly colored flow of water from a fire truck.
Brandon and his wife, Tiffany, planned the big surprise to reveal the gender of their second child due October 3.
The only thing was: neither parent knew what color the water would be.
Tiffany's sister and Brandon's co-worker were the only ones that knew the gender of the baby. A tough secret to keep, but totally worth it to see the parent's reactions.
"I was 95 percent sure it was a boy," Tiffany said. "I just knew that water was going to come out blue."
Family and friends cheered as the nozzle revealed not only the gender but also displayed a beautiful rainbow which Crank captured with drone video.
Crank has been with GFD for six years and has been a firefighter for 15 years.