The Irish have a tradition of emigrating and this coupled with our love of Christmas means emotional homecomings at airports across the land every Christmas. Back in 2012 the Northern Ireland Tourist Board gave one family from Ohio a special welcome home with a flash mob choir at Belfast City Airport.

This one will hit you right in the feels! A real tear-jerker. As the Tourism Board put it themselves “A special Northern Ireland welcome - this is how we do it!”

Roisin, Brandon and Kaeli-Anne Monroe arrived through the gates at George Best Belfast City Airport greeted by the Belfast Community Gospel Choir flash mob. Dressed in their ordinary clothes, and as airline pilots, and airside workers, they burst into a beautiful rendition of Joy of the World.

According to the Northern Ireland Tourist Board the Monroe family were reunited “for the first time in years to enjoy Christmas in Ballynahinch.”

What a magical and emotional performance.