VIDEO: Mother Reunites With Daughter After A Month & Here’s How They Greeted Each Other

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
VIDEO: Mother Reunites With Daughter After A Month & Here’s How They Greeted Each Other

Thousands of UAE residents are stranded abroad, eagerly awaiting to see their families. However, Eilidh Ashton was fortunate enough to meet her mother after weeks of separation. A video of the mother-daughter meeting at Abu Dhabi international airport is going viral, but for a different reason. The mother-daughter did not greet each other with a warm hug, but resorted to a different way, adhering to the social distancing rule. Looks like ‘foot shake’ is the next new covid trend!

What’s It?

Eilidh Ashton, a 19 year UAE resident reunited with her mother in the UAE, after weeks of being apart. Christina Ashton finally welcomed her daughter at the Abu Dhabi International airport after weeks of waiting. The UAE government filmed the special moment for the mother-daughter. In the video, the mother is seen stretching out her arms to her daughter for a warm hug, but then  stops herself.

Eilidh and her mom then exchanged an adorable foot shake, expressing their happiness. Take a look at the video:

What Else?

Earlier, Godiva Gaertke, a 7 year old German girl was reunited with her family in Abu Dhabi. Godiva was stuck in her native country Germany, due to the border closure caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. A special Emirates flight flew her back from Frankfurt.

Godiva Gaertke, a 7 year old resident of Abu Dhabi, flew to her native country Germany, to visit her grandparents. Her parents sent her off to spend the holiday with family, and she was scheduled to return by 22 March. However, with the rise of the deadly pandemic Covid 19, borders were shut, and Godiva was stuck in Germany, unable to return home. Nonetheless, due to the capital’s relentless efforts, Godiva has been reunited with her family safe and sound. Godiva’s mother is awestruck by the county’s unyielding efforts to bring her child back home. She and her husband had moved to Abu Dhabi in 2018.

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When the borders had shut down, Godiva’s mother was in constant touch with the UAE authorities, and the German embassy. They managed to help by gearing up a plane from Frankfurt to Abu Dhabi, solely for Godiva’s safe return. Peter fishcer, the German ambassador to the the Emirates, thanked the UAE authorities for their tremendous efforts.

Almost 29,000 residents of the United Arab Emirates holding valid visas, are stranded due to travel restrictions. The country is constantly working with other countries worldwide, to try and help better the current situation called on, by the novel pandemic, the Coronavirus.

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