An Irish mammy got the shock of her life when her daughter arrived home unexpectedly one afternoon – from Australia!
Sligo lady Rebecca has lived in Australia for five years and doesn’t get to spend a lot of time with her family these days.
Her sister Natasha has also left Ireland – although she lives a lot closer to home in the UK.
The sisters decided to both make the return to Sligo at the same time, so they could have a family reunion.
However, they decided to keep Rebecca’s around the world trip a secret in order to catch their mother by surprise.
They certainly managed that and when Rebecca walked into the room her mam was lost for words and overcome with emotion.
The wonderful moment was captured on camera and any parent with children living in another country will surely be able to relate to the outpouring of joy.
Rebecca said to her mother: “Do you remember who I am?.… It was hard to keep it a surprise.”
Her mam then screamed and gave Rebecca a big hug.
Rebecca told the Irish Mirror: “I live in Brisbane, I’m just home for two weeks! My sister Natasha lives in the UK and she was coming home for a visit so I decided I would come home the same time and surprise my mum.
“Natasha picked me up from Dublin airport, mum knew she was coming home but not me, I let her go into the house first and I hid outside and then walked in she had no idea. I think is still in shock.”
Take a look at the video below.
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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling