It was moment that had been in the making for 10 long years.
And for one Massachusetts man, it was too much to emotionally handle.
The man, Jeffrey, had not seen his mother, Madeline, for a whole decade, because she lives in Gabon and had not been able to get to the US to see her family because of visa and financial reasons.
However when Jeffrey’s brother arranged for their mom to come visit, it became a moment none of them will forget.
Jeffrey and his partner, Shannon Slattery, welcomed a son earlier this year, so the trip was built around Madeline being able to meet her grandson.
Video of the special moment shows the moment Jeffrey arrives and is overwhelmed to see his brother, who he hadn’t seen in about four years.
However he then completely breaks down when his mother appears from where she has been hiding from around the corner.
Jeffrey runs to the corner and falls into a heap crying. He is then consoled by his mom and the two share a loving embrace.
‘I love my man and his huge heart,’ Slattery posted on Facebook.
The video has been viewed over 20 million times.