Living far away from your family can be difficult. Sure, you may talk all the time, but it’s just not the same as physically being there.
If you’re lucky, you will have plenty of chances to visit throughout the year, but that’s not so easy for Boston resident Jeffrey Mayi. After recently welcoming his first child into the world with wife Shannon, a baby boy named Christian, he obviously would have loved nothing more than to share the happy moment with his family.
Unfortunately, Mayi’s younger brother lives all the way down in Florida, and his mother is even farther away in their home country of Gabon in Africa. With expensive airfare and long travel times, the big guy doesn’t get to spend much time with either of them.
In fact, it has been 10 long years since Mayi was able to see his mother face-to-face. It can be hard to go that long without seeing your mom, which is why you can understand his reaction in the video below.
Shannon planned a big surprise for her husband by secretly bringing the two into their home for this great moment.
She captures the whole thing on film as Mayi is completely shocked to see his brother standing in his living room. But the real tearjerker is when he turns to see his mother as well.