A soldier named Brooks Lindsey was caught in an unfortunate delay at an airport in Texas. Meanwhile, his wife Haley was due to give birth to their daughter in Mississippi. As a result of the delay, Brooks was unable to be by his wife's side during the birth. However, he was able to witness the birth through FaceTime. A woman who was traveling with Brooks captured his emotional reaction to the birth on video.
Brooks sat alone in a corner, his eyes glued to the screen as he anxiously awaited the arrival of his daughter. He could be seen taking deep breaths and shedding tears as his wife gave birth. The woman who filmed Brooks expressed sympathy for the soldier and the difficult situation he was in. Haley later revealed that she had attended a doctor's appointment where she was informed that the baby needed to be induced.
She called the Red Cross to request that Brooks be sent home for the birth, but due to flight delays, he was unable to make it in time. Haley's water broke at 7 am on Friday, just hours before Brooks arrived at the airport. Throughout the labor, Brooks remained on FaceTime, encouraging his wife and expressing his amazement at the process. The airport personnel allowed him to continue watching as his daughter was born.
After the birth, Brooks boarded his flight and finally arrived in Mississippi two hours later. He held his daughter for the first time and couldn't believe that they had just become parents. However, the joy was overshadowed by the knowledge that he would have to leave in just four days. The video of Brooks watching the birth on FaceTime quickly went viral, garnering thousands of shares and views. The story serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by soldiers and their families.