<p>Family reunites for Thanksgiving</p>

Family reunites for Thanksgiving

(TikTok/@jennashelburne)

Last year’s Thanksgiving looked differently for a lot of families.

Threatened by Covid many were unable to go home or visit their parents for the holiday festivities. Others withheld from celebrating the day altogether as they dealt with family in the hospital or other distressing circumstances. It was an undeniably hard situation for many. This year, however, things have gotten a bit better thanks to the vaccine rollout and cases have since noticeably decreased.

While we’re still not completely out of the woods just yet, many families were able to reunite this Thanksgiving for the first time in nearly two years, resulting in heartfelt emotional moments—with some even being a surprise. Luckily, some captured these reunions over TikTok, and we’d be lying if we said a tear didn’t escape our eyes while watching.

Scroll below for the best videos of families reuniting for the holidays. Warning: you might want to have a box of tissues ready.

Not to be dramatic but this pup’s reaction made my whole year

@noellllleeeee

Couldn’t even get a hug in😭 #thanksgiving #surprise #dad #family #puppy

Mother left shocked after seeing her daughter outside her door

@jennashelburne

flew 5000 miles back home to surprise my family for thanksgiving 🥰 #fyp #surprise #hawaii #virginia

Facetime surprise leads to brotherly reunion

@niccisdad

Fun fact…. FaceTime and screen recording doesn’t work…..had to take the recording from my wife’s video and splice onto my screen recording #family #surprise #brother #thanksgiving #holidays

She’s coming home!

An impulsive decision to hop on a flight led to mama-daughter bear hug moment

@juheepatelxx

impulsive flights home lead to the best surprise #surprisingfamily #homeforthanksgiving #fyp #nyc

Grandson visits grandmother in nursing home facility

@cking_1423

Thanksgiving surprise 🥰 #thanksgiving #family #surprise #fypシ #lgbt #viral #blowthisup

Happy father smothers daughter in kisses

@hijabibeee

#thanksgiving #friendsgiving #turkey #family #surprises

After 686 days this family got to reunite

@gracieandkoda_thegoldens

686 days in the making #reunited #reunion #thanksgiving #thankful #scotland #florida #family #covid

Daughter and dad dance it out

There’s even a reunion at the happiest place on earth, otherwise known as Disney World

@madisunnyk

After being separated for almost 2 years because of covid.. I flew to surprise my mom at Disney World! 🥰🥺 #surprise #reunion #reunited #disney

Grandmother meets baby for the first time

@samantashyne

Surprising my grandma in Canada 🇨🇦🥺 #Canada #CovidBaby #SerenaSingh #NathanielSingh #Travel #Reunited

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