Video: Cork man surprises mother by returning from Oz for her 50th birthday. Her reaction is wonderful 6 years ago

Video: Cork man surprises mother by returning from Oz for her 50th birthday. Her reaction is wonderful

This will warm the heart of even the most cynical of people. Wonderful.

Emigration remains a fact of life in Ireland and there are few families in the country that aren’t or haven’t been affected.

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While it’s tough on parents to be separated from their sons and daughters for such long periods, it does lead to joyous and emotional scenes when they are reunited again and a lot of returning Irish emigrants in recent years have decided to make their return a complete surprise.

Daniel Lynch left Ireland for Australia three and half years ago and told his mother Jacqui that he wouldn’t be able to make it home for her 50th birthday on account of his recent move to New Zealand.

He lied.

Daniel did make the trip home for the first time in two years and Jacqui hadn’t a Scooby Doo about it.

Daniel’s brother Shane recorded their reunion and if it doesn’t bring a smile to your face then you, sir or madam, have a heart of stone.

Awwwwww.

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Hat-tip to Shane Lynch for sending this one our way