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Man With Down Syndrome Covers Dad With Kisses In Heartwarming Airport Reunion.

matt cobrink reunion

If you want to know what true love and joy look like, we’ve got the perfect video for you.

Matt Cobrink is a 53-year-old man who has Down syndrome. Matt has lived with his father, Malcolm Cobrink, for his entire life, and the two have the sort of unbreakable bond that only comes from years of trust and loving guidance. When Matt got the opportunity to fly across the country from their Fullerton, California, home to his sister’s house in NYC, he was thrilled even though he’d never spent that much time away from his father before.


Matt traveled to NYC to see his favorite baseball player, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees. He spent five days sightseeing with his family, but at the end, he was more than ready to get back home and see Dad!

When the big homecoming day arrived, Matt’s other sister, Marcy, knew they were in for a big, emotional reunion.

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“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,”Marcy explained. “They’re never separated for five days!â€

As Matt made his way down the escalator at the airport, Marcy began recording video. You can see Matt silently riding down, his eyes fixed on Malcolm the entire time. As soon as his feet hit the floor he makes a beeline for his father, and that’s when the lovefest begins!


Matt can’t wait to cover Malcolm with kisses!


Marcy said she wasn’t at all surprised by her brother’s emotional reaction.

“I expect that kind of reaction from him,”she said. “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!â€


After Marcy shared the video of Matt’s homecoming on Facebook, it went viral with millions of views. The next thing she knew, Marcy was receiving sweet messages from people all over whose lives have been touched and enriched by loved ones who have Down syndrome, too.


“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,”Marcy stated. “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.â€

Marcy and her family hope that videos like this one will help remove the stigma that still exists around Downs. In her experience, the people she knows with the condition tend to be even more loving and affectionate than those who do not have it.


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.

Thank you for sharing the love, Marcy! This video is a true example of the sort of unconditional and unending love we all desire in life.

Watch Matt’s beautiful homecoming in the video below, and don’t forget to share!

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