Video Of Family's Reunion After Months-long Border Closure Warms Viewers' Hearts
It took him 7 months to be back in his family's arms. His youngest son even did a mini celebratory dance.
The last time Mala Kalaimugilan met her husband was seven months ago, thanks to the travel restrictions imposed between Malaysia and Singapore due to the pandemic.
So when her husband, Kalai Mugilan, made his way back home without informing the family, it definitely took them by huge surprise.
The heartfelt reunion on Saturday (3 Oct) was documented in a video and shared by Mala on her Facebook page.
Instead of her, it was the children who first noticed their father as he entered the house.
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In the video, their daughter clasped both hands over her mouth at her father’s surprise return. Kalai also had a gleeful look on his face as he approached his youngest son.
Unaware of what is to come, Mala had been in the kitchen whipping up a meal for the family. It was only when her husband inched closer to where she was did she realise his presence.
Gripped by her emotions, Mala stepped back and froze temporarily when her eyes landed on Kalai. She looked at her husband from head to toe as though to ascertain that it was indeed him, before she went in for a hug.
Kalai proceeded to give Mala reassuring pats on her back and even grinned widely when she affectionately held and kissed him.
The moment was indeed a cause for celebration—their youngest son even did a mini celebratory dance to welcome his dad back home.
As Kalai broke from his wife’s embrace to greet his other children, she was seen wiping away her tears. The dad went on to embrace his daughter and carry his youngest son.
Kalai’s older son was no different when he saw his dad and was overcome by big emotions. He sobbed and buried his head beneath his father’s chin. Kalai proceeded to comfort his son by giving him the same reassuring pats and eventually landed a kiss atop his head.
These precious moments are perhaps one that the family will never forget for a lifetime, but if any, it teaches us to always cherish our loved ones while they are still by our side.
You can view the full video here:
Lead image source: Facebook video screengrabs/Mala Kalaimugilan