Man Breaks Into Tears on 80th Birthday after Reuniting with Daughter He Had Not Seen in 12 Years

Man Breaks Into Tears on 80th Birthday after Reuniting with Daughter He Had Not Seen in 12 Years

  • After spending 12 years abroad, Meg McLachlan’s sister decided to return home and surprise their dad on his birthday
  • She hid in a car boot, and when her dad saw her, he was taken aback and cried while embracing her
  • Similarly, recently covered the story of a Kenyan man who reunited with his US-based mum after 23 years

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A father could not contain his emotions after reuniting with his daughter after receiving a priceless birthday surprise from his daughter.

A dad and daughter emotionally reunited.
Meg McLachlan's dad cried after reuniting with her sister after 12 years. Photos: Meg McLachlan.
Source: Instagram

12 years apart

Via a social media post on Thursday, December 9, Meg McLachlan said her father had not seen her sister for over a decade, and they decided to surprise him.

When he turned 80 years old, Meg's sister travelled home without their dad's knowledge.

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A clip of the emotional reunion depicted their dad opening a car boot, not knowing what was inside.

After seeing his daughter waiting to surprise him in the boot, the dad was visibly taken aback and became emotional.

She got out of the car and hugged him as he cried uncontrollably after reuniting with his long lost daughter.

“My family is extremely close and my sister has lived in Switzerland for over 12 years so we don’t get to see her as often as we would like.
On Monday she decided she wanted to be here with us all, booked her flight, and here she is! Truly a magical Christmas,” Meg wrote.

Her sister also shared the clip, captioning it:

“Home for Christmas. Surprising my dad for his 80th birthday.”

Video warms netizen's hearts

Social media users were touched by the heart-warming clip and reacted by writing:


“Oh my goodness, how amazing.”


“So sweet.”


“So sweet! Happy birthday to your dad.”


“I’m crying now!”


“Oh my, I was about to cry! Want to hug my mom now. How sweet your surprise is! Best wishes to your dad on his birthday.”

KQ reunites mum and son

In other news, reported that Kenya Airways reunited a Kenyan man with his US-based mother after over two decades.

Alfred Anthony Maina had not seen his mother in 23 years and contacted the airline to deliver a special message to his mother, Beatrice Wanjiku.

KQ acted in the affirmative, delivering the message and flying the mother back home.

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