Social media can be so ugly, but every now and then, a viral video can restore your faith in humanity.
And a recent video capturing the moment a 53-year-old Down Syndrome man, who was separated from his father for the first time in decades recently, saw him again at the airport.
The greeting is the sweetest thing you’ll see all week.
It’s about time someone won the internet for pure, undiluted love rather than a “owning the libs” (not that that’s not awesome too from time to time.
Here’s the story, from People:
Matt Cobrink, 53, was recently treated to a flight across the country to see his favorite baseball player, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees. But the trip from his home in Los Angeles meant Matt would be away from his father for almost a week, a rare occurrence in the 25 years since his mother passed away.
Cobrink’s sister, knowing the reunion would be epic, captured the moment on her phone and shared on Facebook, where it has now been viewed well over 20 million times.
Homecoming doesn’t get better than this. I think my brother missed my father after 5 days in NYC with my sister. ❤️✈️🤗⚾️
Posted by Marcy Cobrink Mayer on Monday, August 13, 2018
FaithWire points out that, if the progressives had their way, people like Matt would no longer exist:
It’s incredibly sad to think people capable of such love are the target of extinction by some nations around the world. Iceland recently bragged about “eradicating” Down Syndrome, when the only way that is possible is murdering everyone with it.
But the video has had a positive impact as well, beyond bringing smiles to the faces of millions of people:
People all over the world have now been reacting to the video with such emotion and sending messages of gratitude for sharing the sweet moment. Especially for parents and family members — and expecting mothers — who may have a child with Down Syndrome. “It gives them hope for their children,” she told People, saying countless have written in to tell her it was “so nice to see something that’s happy instead of things that are negative,” concerning Down Syndrome.
Very cool to see, in a time when men like Matt are being so devalued.