A touching video of a U.S. soldier watching the birth of his daughter via FaceTime at the airport after his flight was delayed has gone viral.
Brooks Lindsey watched his baby girl being born via FaceTime from a Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport terminal in Texas earlier this month.
The baby girl, named Millie, started to crown just as Lindsey was getting ready to board the plane for his flight home after it experienced a delay, the Star Telegram reported.
The doctor said: “Don’t let him board the flight! She’s here! She’s here!”
Lindsey sat down on the floor of the airport and cried tears of joy as he watched his daughter enter the world.
The viral video was posted by Lindsey’s wife, Haley Fritz Anne Lindsey, to Facebook, and it has been viewed nearly 300,000 times as of Wednesday.
Millie weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She was 21 inches long and was two weeks early.
Tracy Dover, who was waiting for the same plane back to Jackson, Mississippi, took a photo of Brooks Lindsey watching the birth.
Dover wrote on Facebook: “He was crying, and our hearts were breaking. When we heard the baby cry, we all rejoiced for him. I wanted to share this because I never want us all to forget about our soldiers who serve us every day and the sacrifices they make.”
A soldier’s sacrifice: He was stuck at DFW trying to get home. https://t.co/C59VhXjyUd
— Matt Martinez (@MCTinez817) May 8, 2018
Dover and the Lindsey family are both from Brandon, Mississippi, a town of about 22,000 and approximately 10 miles east of Jackson.
Lindsey’s unit is being deployed soon to Kuwait for nine months. He belongs to the 2nd Battalion, 114th Field Artillery Regiment, KTVU reported.