Video: Leitrim man gets emotional as his parents pay surprise visit to Australia for his 30th birthday 3 years ago

Video: Leitrim man gets emotional as his parents pay surprise visit to Australia for his 30th birthday

There's something in our eye lads.

So many Irish people make 'surprise' visits home from Australia these days that it's not really a surprise anymore.

It rarely happens the other way around, however, so Killian Maguire from Leitrim was genuinely taken aback when his parents made the long trek to Perth to surprise him on his 30th birthday.

Killian knew that another brother of his, Damon, who is currently living in Sydney, was flying to Perth to celebrate his 30th birthday and was waiting at the airport to collect him.

Damon, however, flew in the night before and stayed with friends, leaving Killian gobsmacked when his eldest brother Nathan showed up, having flown in from Ireland especially for the occasion.

If that wasn't enough, Nathan then brought Killian to meet his parents, John and Susan, who had also flown in and it was then that Killian got just a little bit emotional, understandably so.

This will ring home with anyone who is living from home or who has a family member living away from home and the way Ireland has been in the last few years, barely any family has been left untouched by emigration.

What a lovely moment.

Hat-tip to another member of the Maguire family who didn't make the trip, Cormac, for sending this one our way