Airport delayed a flight so soldier could watch the birth of his child on a live stream
A delayed flight caused a man to not be present at his daughter's delivery; he had to witness the miracle of life through a video call and the moving moment was recorded
If at any time you have been a victim of this, you know how frustrating it is to wait in an airport for a delayed flight, especially when you are in a hurry to reach your destination.
This is what happened to Brooks Lindsey, an American soldier who had to return to the city of Jackson in the state of Mississippi, from his base in Fort Bliss, Texas, but for one of these horrible delays he could not leave the Dallas-Forth Worth International airport.
His hurry was not to take off his uniform and get to rest, but to see the birth of his daughter. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa
According to BuzzFlare, his mother called him through FaceTime so he could watch what was happening in the hospital from a distance and at that inopportune moment, he heard that passengers on his flight had to board it.
#Congrats to Spc. Brooks Lindsey on the birth of his daughter! He was stuck in Atlanta due to flight delays traveling from mobilization training in Texas with the 2nd Battalion, to get home to Brandon, Miss., for the birth. He watched it via FaceTime in the airport. #MSNG pic.twitter.com/Tdn2ofuPWA— MS National Guard (@nationalguardMS) May 8, 2018
Before he could do anything, the doctor shouted at his wife: "Don't let him aboard the flight! Is here! She is here!" Impressed by the news, Lindsey decided to sit on the floor of the terminal to observe the moving moment.
The soldier took a seat in a corner at the airport while watching his wife, Haley Lindsey, give birth in Brandon Mississippi to a girl named Millie Fritz Anne Lindsey. The airport staff let him keep watching his video call until his daughter Millie was born at 5:23 pm on Saturday.
Tracy Dover, a woman who was traveling on the same flight from El Paso, Texas, filmed the soldier's worried reactions and took a picture while the man watched his wife give birth.
The gestures made by Brooks Lindsey varied from worry, joy and heavy breathing.
"I cried and our hearts broke. We all gave him space. When we hear the baby cry, we all rejoice for him," she wrote in the image shared on Facebook. The happy father was cheered at the airport when he heard his little girl cry for the first time.
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