Netizens said it was as if they’re welcoming their own family members home.
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The Malaysian-Singapore borders reopening have reunited many families who have been separated for 2 years due to the pandemic.
Videos of people queuing in cars or running out of airports to be reunited with their loved ones flooded social media. It was an incredibly touching sight since it was also the start of the Ramadan month.
A netizen on TikTok, waiting to welcome his brother home at the airport after being separated for three years, managed to record a touching family reunion that wasn’t his.
A man in a black shirt kneeled and touched his forehead on the ground (sujud) to show his gratefulness before hugging his young son. He then embraced his wife and their baby in a group hug.
The video quickly garnered 65.7k likes and 685.1k views.
The netizen who recorded the entire moment spoke to the man who introduced himself as Malik. Malik, who lives in Rawang, has been working in Singapore which was why he couldn’t make it home when the pandemic struck.
He couldn’t hold back his tears and said he was very grateful to be back with his family. He thanked Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob for reopening the borders.
Glad to be back home
In another video, a man prostrated himself on a road in Johor because he was grateful that he was finally able to return home.
He buried his face into his hands and sobbed, unperturbed by the motorcycles zooming past around him.
@faiqahroslyy Tears of joyness, Alhamdulilah ya allah! Syukur alhamdulilah! #kenanganindah @pis_1930 ♬ Syukur Alhamdulillah – Wafiq Azizah
His wife, who was with him, told Berita Harian that he had not been home since 18 March 2020.
Netizens were touched by all the scenes of family reunions and sent well wishes to their neighbours across the Straits.