If you search “father meets baby for the first time” on YouTube, you’re bound to see countless videos of fathers and their varied reactions to meeting their newborns.
While their locations may vary, one aspect is generally the same—they were aware their child had been born, they just hadn’t met them yet.
But for one father he was in for quite a surprise when he returned from a trip overseas.
This soon-to-be father of two had to fly out of the country for a few days.
According to the video, which was published in 2014, the husband was scheduled to be out of the country for a time. On the day of his trip, his wife dropped him off at the airport at 4:30 a.m. and by 8:39 p.m. that evening their son was born.
It is unclear why she didn’t immediately let her husband know the good news, but she decided to keep it a secret.
When he returned home less than a week later his family was excited to see him.
Little did he know that he had a surprise waiting for him.
After giving a long-awaited hug to his toddler, his wife directed him towards the crib in the room. He carefully lifted the lid off of the box that was placed in the center of the crib and he froze.
He was speechless when he opened the gift box and saw his newborn son inside.
His 5-day-old son was carefully placed inside the box.
He couldn’t believe it. He was speechless and yet he couldn’t stop smiling.
“Thank You. This is the best present I ever got,” he said.