Gary Hawkins was working as a missionary in the Philippines in February of 2014, at the same time that his father was set to have a potentially life-threatening cancer surgery. The night before the surgery, his dad was having dinner with the rest of the family when he got a call from Gary wishing him well and just generally catching up. At some point in the call, he tells him to turn around only to see that his beloved son is in the same room instead of halfway across the world. Naturally, it makes for a very touching reunion and several people in the room can be heard sniffling.
This video was taken almost a year ago, and Gary recently posted the following update on his father's condition: "He came through the surgery successfully, but cancer has returned. Is fighting again successfully." Here's wishing the Hawkins family all the best!