A soldier watched the birth of his daughter on Facetime after his flight was delayed.

Specialist Brooks Lindsey was seen sitting on the floor of Dallas Fort Worth Airport staring intently into his screen after his flight to Brandon, Mississippi, failed to take off on time.

Fellow passenger Tracy Dover shared a touching photo of Mr Lindsey to Facebook, sympathising over his far-from-ideal scenario.

“He had to watch the birth of his daughter on FaceTime. He was crying and our hearts were breaking,” she wrote.

“We all gave him space. When we heard the baby cry, we all rejoiced for him.”

Ms Dover said she wanted to share the image because she never wants people to “forget about our soldiers who serve us every day and the sacrifices they make.”

Mr Lindsey eventually made it to his wife, Hayley, and their newborn, Millie.

“She is perfect,” Mr Lindsey told USA Today.

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His wife took the opportunity to thank people for the immense support on Ms Dover’s post.

“It may have not went exactly how we planned, but it is absolutely perfect the way it is! Thank you Tracy Dover for sharing this moment with us and everyone!” she wrote online.

“I really hope it gives other military families hope for getting their loved ones home in an emergency or other life change.”

What a touching experience.  We recently shared how AFL star Eddie Betts had to watch the early birth of his twin girls on FaceTime in a Melbourne hotel lobby when his wife unexpectedly went into labour. Read more here.

Share your comments below.

  • He may not have been with his wife in the flesh but I’m glad he got to see her birth in real time. Congratulations to Hayley and Brooks on the birth of their daughter Millie


  • Yes, watching the birth of his daughter on FaceTime was certainly the 2nd best thing and I bet he was grateful for that !


  • Thank heavens for FaceTime these days – before mobile phones, etc. there was no way of watching this. Sad he couldn’t;’t be there, but he did have the next best thing, didn’t he?


  • Having to watch the birth of his daughter on the phone, must have been so sad. He would have loved to be there, supporting his wife, welcoming his mother.
    I’m glad to hear he eventually made it. Congratulations!!


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