Reunions are beautiful all the time, but every now and then there’s a reunion that stands out above the rest.
Imagine a man with Down Syndrome, nearly inseparable from his father for his entire life (sans one short occasion). People reports that 53-year-old Matt Cobrink has rarely been apart from his dad, but recently couldn’t pass up an opportunity to meet his favorite baseball player. So, he risked the separation anxiety to go ahead and make the trip:
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.
The trip lasted five days, and when he returned everyone in the family knew it was going to be an epic reunion. Sure enough, it didn’t disappoint. Matt’s sister posted the video to her Facebook page, and people everywhere immediately began to share and spread the video, which now has 20 million views.
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
Marcy had her phone ready and captured the beautiful moment. “I knew that after five days my brother was going to really be missing my father,” she told People.
Matt planted dozens of loving kisses on his dad’s cheek, and this came to no surprise to everyone in the family. Marcy explains that if she goes away for a couple days, you can expect to be showered with love when finally getting to see Matt again.
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.
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.
According to the CDC, around 6,000 babies are born each year with Down Syndrome. They still list it as a “birth defect” but just one look at this video and it would appear this lovely family hit the lottery when God brought Matt into their lives!