Heartwarming Reunions at DFW Airport for Thanksgiving

This week will be full of hugs and reunions over Thanksgiving meals -- but plenty of those will happen at DFW Airport, too.

Our cameras were there as families reunited in precious moments long overdue. For many that meant cross-country travel and cross-continent travel.

Mom Rose Cooks drove up to the arrivals curb to pick up her daughter Hershawna Turner and fiance Paul Frison who just arrived from Philadelphia.

"She didn't make us catch an Uber so you know she loves us," Turner said.

"We just want to be here and make sure we give everybody as many hugs and smiles and kisses as we can," Frison added. "Plus, I know the food is going to be great because the South loves to cook." [[500909841,C]]

Another mother also arrived at DFW Airport to see her daughter. Marie Humphrey grabbed her brightly-colored, toucan-printed luggage off baggage claim. She arrived from Tampa, Florida.

“These are what I take to the Bahamas all the time,” Humphrey said.

She hasn’t seen her daughter, son-in-law and grandkids in 10 months. [[500996321,C]]

“I’m excited to see them. I haven’t seen them in a while,” she said. “It’s hard being that distant, but we’re going to see them and I’m going to spend Thanksgiving with them."

The international arrivals area of DFW Airport is all about the eyes scanning the crowd for that one familiar face.

For Daniela Da Silva it’s one she’s not laid eyes on since 2014. Her mother Madeline came to DFW Airport off a 27-hour flight from South Africa. Daniela has been studying in Texas for 4 1/2 years.

“I just want to hug her the whole time,” Daniela said. “I’m in shock at the moment. But it is amazing.”

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