Laura has been separated from her children’s father for eight years. After the split, they eventually adjusted to their co-parenting styles and got used to taking their kids on vacations separately.
But anyone with divorced parents knows it can be very hard on children, even if the parents remain on friendly terms. Laura and her former partner recognized when their two kids — Darcie, 11, and Callum, 9 — felt the stress and weight of the separation.
So the loving parents decided to team up and do something about it.
Darcie and Callum knew they were going on a trip to Cyprus with their mom — but they had no idea someone else was coming with them.
Callum led the charge through the busy airport as the family tried navigating their way to the gate. That’s when a familiar face emerged from the crowd, and a man came walking straight toward Callum. It was their dad, who was joining them on their family trip. He and Laura had been secretly planning the surprise for months.
The kids were speechless. Then the group erupted into tears and lots of hugs.
“As parents, seeing our children upset is hard, all we want is to make our children happy,” Laura told Newsflare. “Co-parenting is hard for many people, but we are proud of what we have achieved with bringing our children up.”
See the tear-jerking surprise below.
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