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A 10-year-old girl couldn’t stop crying with joy and hanging from her father’s waist when he surprised her for their first hug in two years after battling addiction and getting sober.
In the emotional video, Daisy Adams, 10, is seen clinging to her father Gerry, 38, as her dad beams with joy during their long-anticipated reunion.
The moment took place outside a courthouse in Los Angeles, California, where, for the past two years, Gerry has been working to get sober.
The 38-year-old has struggled with alcohol and drug addiction for many years, Cindy said, and as a result, said she was required to seek custody of their three children.
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There was a stipulation, Cindy added, that if Gerry completed six months of treatment and rehab, he would be able to reunite with the kids.
When he was able to show proof of this treatment, on December 23, 2022, he and Cindy then worked together to plan a surprise for Daisy and her siblings.
The following day, with Cindy recording on her cellphone, Gerry exited a car, and his three kids immediately recognized the figure coming towards them.
Daisy had the most excitable reaction of all, as she is older, Cindy said, and has therefore felt the absence of her father much more.
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Cindy said: “The surprise came out amazing – I was not expecting that from Daisy at all.
“I felt like crying and I was starting to, but I stopped myself because I wanted to be strong for the kids.
“It felt like the kids needed that – why not bless them with seeing their father and giving them the best surprise ever.”
Story via T&T Creative Media