From MSN News:
Heart melting footage shows the moment a father is reunited with his son who has Down Syndrome after a week apart.
Matt Cobrink, 53, was flown to New York from the home he shares with his father Malcolm, 88, in Los Angeles to meet his favorite baseball player, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees.
But the trip meant that Matt would be away from his father for almost a week, for the first time in 25 years, since his mother passed away.
Matt’s sister Marcy decided to record the moment when they were reunited because she knew how much he missed him.
Matt is seen rushing down the escalator and sharply turning at the end to greet his father, almost tripping over himself.
He is clearly overwhelmed with happiness at his seeing his dad, smothering him with dozens of kisses and hugs.
a person standing in a room: The sweet moment was captured on Matt’s sister Marcy’s phone and shows Matt,53, almost tripping over himself to get to hug his fatherNext SlideFull Screen1/3 SLIDES © Provided by Associated Newspapers LimitedThe sweet moment was captured on Matt’s sister Marcy’s phone and shows Matt,53, almost tripping over himself to get to hug his father
Marcy can be heard saying: ‘I don’t think you missed him, am I right?’
At one point during one of the tight squeezes his dad jokingly says that his son ‘needs a shave’ because his stubble was scraping his face.
His father asks his son, ‘did you have a good time?’ which he responds to by clasping his hand.
The video has gone viral over Facebook with the caption: ‘Homecoming doesn’t get better than this. I think my brother missed my father after 5 days in NYC with my sister.’
It has racked up over 15 million views and 17,000 comments in just the space of two weeks.
The video was flooded with messages from people who said Matt’s reaction to his father brought them to tears.
Marcy said: ‘I expect that kind of reaction from him,’ Marcy said. ‘Sometimes I won’t see him for a few days, and then I’ll go to his house or my dad will bring him over here, and he will kiss me like 20 times. He’s just really very loving and happy to see everybody!’
He is clearly overwhelmed with happiness at his seeing his dad, smothering him with dozens of kisses and hugs. He is clearly overwhelmed with happiness at his seeing his dad, smothering him with dozens of kisses and hugs
‘People all over the world were sending me pictures of their children with Down Syndrome, telling me that it made them cry, that they’re so happy to see such a long, loving relationship between my father and my brother,’ she explains.
‘It gives them hope for their children or they have a cousin who has Down Syndrome. And that it’s so nice to see something that’s happy instead of things that are negative.’
‘We just want to share the love. We want to let people know that it’s really not Down Syndrome, we call it ‘Up Syndrome,’ because my brother has brought so much love into everybody’s life that he comes in contact with,’ she says. ‘It’s just really remarkable.’
‘I knew that my brother and my father are so closely attached, and I knew that after five days my brother was going to really be missing my father,’ Marcy, 56, tells PEOPLE. ‘They’re never separated for five days!’