Watch: Father reuniting with son who has Down Syndrome is making the Internet cry
An 88-year-old father and 53-year-old son leave people on social media in tears after their reunion moment went viral.
A bittersweet footage showing an 88-year-old father reuniting with his 53-year-old son who has Down Syndrome after being apart for almost a week has surfaced. Matt Cobrink was away from his father as he had gone to New York to meet his favorite baseball player, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees. This was the first time in 25 years that Matt has been away from his father since his mother passed away. It was Matt's sister Marcy who decided to record the precious moment when the son glided down the escalator and jumped straight into his father's arms who was equally overjoyed to meet his son.
Marcy can be heard saying in the video, "I don't think you missed him, am I right?" As they hugged, Matt's father Malcolm asked him if he had a good time. "Did you have a good time?" to which Matt responded by clasping his hands. He also jokingly told his son that he probably "needs a shave" when his stubble began scraping his face.
The video has gone viral on Facebook with the caption: "Homecoming doesn't get better than this. I think my brother missed my father after 5 days in NYC with my sister" and has received up to 15 million views and 17,000 comments in almost two weeks.
Several people shared the video claiming that it has brought them to tears, while many have commented saying, "That's an absolute tear jerker right there!" Marcy said, "I expect that kind of reaction from him. Sometimes I won't see him for a few days, and then I'll go to his house or my dad will bring him over here, and he will kiss me like 20 times. He's just really very loving and happy to see everybody! 'People all over the world were sending me pictures of their children with Down Syndrome, telling me that it made them cry, that they're so happy to see such a long, loving relationship between my father and my brother."