After 19 years, a woman from Ethiopia has traveled back to the United States to reunite with her father.
The woman Kalkidan described how she left her family when she was two years old and did not see her father again for 19 years.
Kalkidan explained in her TikTok video that her father was the first to travel out of the village in search of work, but he did not return.
Four years after her father left the village, she was sent to the United States, where she lived and grew up.
Ethiopian lady reunites with father after 19 years in the USA
Kalkidan’s father later randomly walked into her mother in the streets of Addis Ababa. He then learned that his daughter was away in the USA.
Now, they have reunited in a video that has melted many hearts. When the man saw his daughter, who was all grown, he hugged her for a long time.
Kalkidan said on TikTok:
“I hadn’t seen my dad since I was two years old when he left our village to try and find work walking on foot to the nearest market for weeks. My mom and my dad lost contact with each other for over 8 years and everyone assumed he was dead.
“My Dad found my mom randomly in the streets of Addis one day and that’s when he found out I had already been sent to the US 4 years ago. There was nothing he could do….I wasn’t even aware that my dad was present or that he was going to visit me until 20 mins before this video.”
Watch the video below:
Reactions from TikTok users as Ethiopian lady reunites with her father
“I’m here crying for strangers.”
“The longest hug in TikTok.”
“Wow! May your future be full of overwhelming love and healing.”