A Filipino migrant worker surprised his daughter by returning home from Dubai and hiding in a freight forwarding box that his daughter was told contained a present from her father.
In a video that has already been viewed more than 150,000 times, Martin Flores Navarro hid inside the large box to surprise his daughter Saliah. Navarro’s daughter did not know that he was returning home for Christmas and thought he was staying in Dubai for work, The Filipino Times reported.
Saliah’s uncle, Marco Caesar, filmed the surprise. Caesar can be heard in the video instructing Saliah to open the huge “balikbayan” box that was supposedly from her father in Dubai. When the young girl opened the box, her father jumped out for an emotional reunion with his daughter.
Navarro had flown from Dubai to be with his daughter and his family for Christmas.
Many Filipino migrant workers do not have the opportunity to return home for the holidays due to their work obligations, and sacrifice spending time with their families in order to support them.