Port Macquarie couple Jordy Beeckmans and Kathleen Luyckx took a unique approach when announcing to son Seppe that he would be a big brother.
The 10-year-old found out by way of a sand drawing at Lighthouse Beach – and it was all captured on camera for their family back home.
His reaction was priceless, instantly overwhelmed with joy as he cried and hugged his parents.
Jordy, Kathleen and Seppe relocated from Belgium three years ago and decided to rely on technology to keep them in touch with their family.
They often film their days out in Port Macquarie, uploading clips to YouTube for their family back home. Their latest video is by far their most popular.
“We wanted to announce it in an original and personal way, but it was mainly for our family to see,” Kathleen said.
“It was a great way to announce it to Seppe and it’s also a great memory for us to keep.”
They already know the sex of the baby, with Seppe to have a little brother to care for mid-way through 2017.
“I was so happy I was crying. I think I’ll probably be a good big brother,” he said.
“I’ve always wanted a little brother because I can’t really play with some of my toys, because you need two people.
“Soccer will be good to play and I have a lot of nerf guns but I can’t play with them by myself.”
And how about those smelly nappies, Seppe?
“I won’t be changing any dirty nappies, that’s not my job,” he said.
Jordy is no stranger to media attention, with sister Ruth Beeckmans one of Belgium’s most famous actresses.
It is why their announcement went viral back in their native country.
“It’s easier to put things on YouTube instead of sending an e-mail. When we filmed it I didn’t think it would get so much publicity,” he said.
“This video is a great example of how easy it is with technology these days, just to keep in touch with people for immediate contact.”
Kathleen said they have settled in to the Aussie lifestyle well, happy to call Port Macquarie home. The new baby is due in April.