With the Australian bushfires showing no signs of slowing down, firefighters are working around the clock, risking their lives and sacrificing precious time with their loved ones to keep the country safe.
Colin Munro, the captain of the Burrawang Rural Fire Brigade, has been battling flames on the South Coast since late November, and his wife and two children never stop worrying while he’s away. Recently, he came home after spending 11 days apart from them and found the best greeting waiting for him.
His wife Brooke recorded the moment when his daughters found out he’d arrived.
In the video, we see them run outside, barely able to contain themselves as they wait for Colin to get out of the car. “It’s dad! It’s dad!” they cry over and over.
They’re caught between giggles and sobs while he parks, and then they sprint down the driveway barefoot to throw themselves into Colin’s arms. He’s just as excited as they are as he sweeps them into a long-overdue embrace.
All three make up for lost time with hugs, tears, and plenty of love. Even the family dog joins in, her tail wagging furiously!
“Eleven days since we last did this,” Colin wrote on Instagram. “So good to finally get through.”
The Munro family doesn’t have much time before Colin heads out again, but we know they’ll cherish every second in each other’s arms. Thank you, Colin and every other brave firefighter, for your service in Australia’s time of need. We’re sending all our support to you and your families.
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