One Irish mother got a huge surprise from her son’s unexpected return from Australia.

Nicola Nolan took her mother to the beach at Rush in Co. Dublin to watch a video from her younger brother Stephen.

In the video clip he says he wouldn’t be home for a family wedding but says “if I start swimming now maybe I’ll get there on time,” and the video shows him running off into the Indian Ocean.

When the video ends, Nicola tells her mother to “look up” towards the beach for a huge surprise.

Watch the epic, heart-warming homecoming:

*Originally published in June 2014.