HOME SWEET HOME — Not being able to see loved ones isn't just a pandemic thing.
Geography, money, availability and more stop people all over the world from seeing family for years, decades and even lifetimes.
The family in this featured video is a brother and sister. Brother lives in Missouri and sister lives in Oregon, and they haven't seen each other in 24 years.
In the video, the sister arrives home excited to see her daughter who is visiting. There are the expected shrieks and excitement, but then the daughter asks her mom to turn around.
That's when the real shrieking begins.
When sister sees her brother, he stoically asks her to come over for a hug. But that's just not how sister rolls.
Disbelief turns into eardrum-piercing shrieks, but it ends up being music to the ears. As they wrap into a hug, sister tries to say something to her brother. The "words" are coming out, but there's almost no distinguishable English to be heard. (I'm not laugh-crying, you are.)
While her brother might be temporarily deaf in one ear, we get to hear one of the sweetest sounds there is — the "dulcet" sounds of familial love reunited.
This video was first posted in 2016, but it felt relevant to highlight now because it likely reflects the daydreams of many pandemic-isolated families who can't wait to hug their loved ones again.