This is what Christmas is all about – families coming together even those who live thousands of miles apart.
A recent heart-warming video sees a reunion between Irish mammy Rosemary Sweeney and her daughter Natalie who lives in the Chicago, USA.
The pair hadn’t seen each other in over a year before 24-year-old Natalie surprised her mother with a visit back home to Drumany, Co Donegal just in time for Christmas.
There was laughter and tears as the two reunited after all that time.
Rosemary told Independent.ie: “My daughter Natalie has been in Chicago for 13 months and hasn’t been home since she left.
“It’s a brilliant surprise. Natalie’s granny Kitty Mc Fadden (81) can be seen in the background of the video too standing by the fireplace crying.”
“Natalie reckons it took me nearly 10 mins to stop crying. But it was a brilliant surprise.”
Take a look at the video below.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling