"She’s Here!" Entire Airport Cheers As Soldier Watches His Daughter’s Birth On FaceTime After Delayed Flight
May 11, 2018 13:55 By Fabiosa
Do you remember that famous quote from the British romantic comedy “Love Actually” with which the film starts?
Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere.
People at airports have seen a lot of happy reunions, tragic news, and nervous first meetings. But for Brooks Lindsey, a soldier who serves at 114th Field Artillery Regiment, his time at the airport marked the beginning of a new life – the life of his beautiful baby daughter.
Soldiers sacrifice a lot to protect us and keep us safe, and Lindsley has captured hearts across the world. Although it wasn’t for his heroic actions, but rather for the little miracle he witnessed. Brooks Lindsey has watched his wife, Haley Lindsey, giving birth via FaceTime.
Haley later commented:
All I remember was my Doctor screaming ‘Don’t let him board the flight! She’s here! She’s here!’ So, the airport personnel let him sit there and watch till it was over!
A woman, who was traveling with Brooks on the same plane, which got delayed, posted a touching photo of the soldier watching his little girl entering this world.
She captured it with:
He was crying and our hearts were breaking. We all gave him space.
She explained the reason why she posted the photo:
I never want us to forget about our soldiers who serve us every day and the sacrifices they make.
When the baby’s cry was heard from his phone, all of Brooks’ fellow travelers erupted into cheers.
The soldier and his wife became the proud parents of a little girl they named Millie.
22-year-old Haley Lindsey submitted her story to LoveThatMatters, saying how much support they’ve received:
I have the sweetest messages and I also have other military wives and mothers messaging me about how I got in touch with Red Cross and got him home and any tips. We had random people bringing gifts to our rooms and nurses coming in and thanking Brooks for his service! It has been an amazing, emotional time full of so much support!
Brooks will spend only four days with his family before he will return to the base.