Mom Sets Toddler in Airport With a Sign She Can’t Read—10 Seconds Later, My Heart Exploded


Seven months is a LONG time for a two-and-a-half-year-old to wait to see her daddy. I mean, that’s almost a fourth of her life!

So it makes perfect sense why Adalynn’s mommy, Alison Durbin, would want to orchestrate a very special reunion for her little girl and her husband, Senior Airman Ron Durbin, who was coming home from deployment.

When Ron’s long-awaited flight landed at the Rapid City Regional Airport in South Dakota, Alison set Adalynn up with a sign that read “I’m here to get my Dad. Just don’t know cause I can’t read yet!”

Everyone in the airport who passed by knew exactly what was going on, except for the clueless little tot, who was soon to be in for the BIGGEST surprise of her life!

As soon as Ron eagerly stepped off the plane to greet his wife and little girl, Adalynn ditched the sign and went running straight into his arms.

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The tearful and oh-so-clever, daddy-daughter reunion has now been viewed over 3 million times on Facebook. Just a few seconds in, it won’t be hard to see why!

Toddler has no idea why she’s at the airport

Everyone but the toddler holding the sign knew a sweet reunion was about to happen.

Mom is already planning the next reunion:

Posted by Militarykind Stories on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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