This is the adorable moment a little boy was so overcome with emotion at seeing his soldier dad return home that he couldn’t even move.
Captain Ian Gavagan had just arrived home in Dublin, Ireland, after spending six months in the Golan Heights on the border between Israel and Syria.
As he appeared in front of his delighted family, his new wife Maria and his little daughter ran over to him to give him a huge cuddle.
But his son Sean remained motionless on the spot, hunched over and crying at seeing his dad for the first time in half a year.
A man is seen walking over to little Sean to make sure he is OK before gently leading him over to his dad to greet him.
MOST POPULAR ON YAHOO UK TODAY:
Apple is ‘working on a foldable iPhone which could transform into an iPad’
Caught on camera: Thug almost kills homeless man by deliberately setting his tent on fire
‘Sleeping’ supervolcano ‘could erupt more quickly than we thought’
Number of Romanians and Bulgarians living in UK increases 76% in two years
Dog lover FAKED having pet put to sleep after it bit boy, nine, in the face
Captain Gavagan was one of 100 soldiers stationed at Casement Aerodrome military base who returned home last week.
He had flown back earlier during his deployment to marry Maria before heading straight back out to the region.