Georgia Woman Travels 5,000 Miles to Surprise Parents for Thanksgiving

A woman living in the UK flew 5,000 miles to her native Atlanta, Georgia, as a Thanksgiving surprise for her parents.

This video shows the moment Lesley Hauler walked up to her parents in a park on November 20. “My baby!” the mother exclaims, before the tearful father joins in for a hug.

Lindsay Hauler, Lesley’s sister, told Storyful that they had been planning the reunion for weeks. “I work for an airline and have her assigned to my flight benefits and we thought it would be fun to surprise our parents,” she said.

The parents, who were “delighted with her visit,” will be celebrating 35 years of marriage on Thanksgiving weekend. Credit: Lindsay Hauler via Storyful

Video transcript

[NO SPEECH]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Good to know. [LAUGHTER]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Come [INAUDIBLE] here [INAUDIBLE].

- Lesley! My baby!

[LAUGHTER]

- [INAUDIBLE]

[LAUGHTER]

- Are you here for Thanksgiving?

- Yeah.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Are you're working here, right?

- Yeah.

- Hi. Oh. Hi, Lola. Hi.