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Wholesome: Daughter Breaks Down When Parents Surprise Her After She Moves Abroad For Work

A daughter working in the Maldives covers her mouth in surprise.

As a parent, what do you do when your daughter moves abroad for her job? Well, this mom and dad decided to plan a surprise visit to the Maldives! Judging by the footage of this sweet reunion, their daughter couldn’t have been more touched. Her reaction to seeing her parents again was way too precious!

In the adorable TikTok video, Katelyn was standing on a dock in the Maldives waiting to greet a boat full of guests as part of her job. She went from smiling politely to holding back tears when she saw her parents disembarking along with the other tourists. Immediately, she went in for a hug. This daughter was so touched that Mom and Dad came to visit her abroad!


I got the best surprise visit from my parents! They came all the way to my workplace in the Maldives which was in the planning for over 3 months and I didn’t know. So grateful for my family and the great friends I have here who helped make this happen. I’ll remember this one 💙 #moveabroad #irish #maldives #marinebiologist #travel

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At the end of the post, Katelyn shared some adorable clips and pictures of her parents hanging out in the Maldives. Commenters loved seeing this daughter get such a wholesome surprise while working abroad!

“Isn’t it cool that no matter how old we get seeing our parents still gets this kind of reaction,” wrote one user. “Just beautiful.”

“I love how your coworker put her hand on your arm to comfort you!” added another. “What an amazing surprise.”

A daughter working in the Maldives covers her mouth in surprise.
Screengrab from TikTok

It must have been pretty hard for this daughter to move abroad and leave her family behind. We’re so glad she got this special visit from her parents!

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