A video of an emotional father-son reunion has gone completely viral on Facebook and melted the hearts of many. The reunion between an 84-year-old dad and his 53-year-old son with down syndrome has pulled on everyone's heart strings.
It was the first time in 25 years that Matt Cobrink, 53, was separated from his father, Malcom. Matt was flown to New York to meet Yankees superstar Aaron Judge who is his favorite baseball player. The last time the two were separated was in 1993 when Matt's mother died.
Matt's sister Marcy did an awesome job of using her smartphone to capture the moment as Matt covered his father in hugs and kisses. She said to People magazine, “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. They’re never separated for five days!”
Emotional Father-Son Reunion
This story should brighten everyone day. What a heartwarming video.
March talked about her brother's reaction and how it was no surprise to anyone who knows him.
I expect that kind of reaction from him. 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! 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.
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. It's just really remarkable.
What a week for Matt. He got to fly from Los Angeles to New York to meet his favorite baseball player and now he's a viral superstar on social media. Congrats, Matt!