Last Monday, her friend Miss Jackie Alexander, the office manager at Tannah's school, gave Tannah the news she'd been waiting to hear.
"A dear family I know has been fighting for as long as I can do not forget to adopt 3 of their foster children ..."
Walt Disney's Cinderella may have been the first to say it, but today, 11-year-old Tannah Butterfield from Utah is actually living it. My love has grown for this family and I have learned so much from them as they have tried to remain positive despite many setbacks. Little did Butterfield know, Miss Jackie (Alexander) had some unbelievable news for her young friend. "My heart was so happy".
A security camera captured the moment on video. "I just kissed her up one side and down the other side".
When Tannah went to the school office recently, the school's office manager was able to give her the good news.
Footage shows Tannah launch into Ms Alexander's arms after learning she was going to her "forever home".
"They are just caring, loving, take good care of me", she said. I don't think even I could understand myself what that moment would feel like.
"I just needed to let people know there's a lot going on in the world, and there's a lot of sadness that we see, but you know what? It was like, 'Ah!' It was screaming", Tannah said.
Alexander said the moment was a bright spot on an otherwise somber day - the video took place the day after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. "It resembled 'ah!' It resembled shouting", she said.