Dad and Daughter Share Long Embrace at Airport After Years Apart

A young woman who had not seen her father in over three years could not contain her emotion on April 23 when she finally saw him walk through the arrivals gate of Auckland airport.

Amy Loynton told Storyful that it had been three and a half years since she last saw her dad, after she moved to New Zealand and the coronavirus pandemic brought traveling to a halt.

In the video, which was recorded by her boyfriend, Loynton can be seen running to hug her father just as he walks through the gate. The two share a loving embrace while Loynton’s brother, on a one-year visit to New Zealand, welcomes their stepmother.

Loynton said that it was “amazing to cherish such a special moment with my dad as we have a very special bond.” Credit: Amy Loynton via Storyful

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