101 Year Old Veteran Meets His Great-Great Granddaughter & Melts Heats – WATCH

In a heartwarming moment captured on video, tears welled up in the eyes of 101-year-old World War II veteran Dewey Muirhead as he met his great-great-grandchild for the first time.

The touching encounter, which has garnered over 6 million views on TikTok, was part of a newborn photo session organized by Muirhead’s great-granddaughter, Lexie Fowler, and her husband Hunter in Asher, Oklahoma.

The couple, planning a photoshoot for their newborn daughter Millie, included Muirhead at the suggestion of their photographer, who offers free sessions to veterans. The blindfolded Muirhead’s emotional reaction to meeting Millie for the first time was captured in a video that has since gone viral.

Muirhead, a veteran of the Army Air Corps who served during WWII, was stationed in Germany, France, and Belgium from 1942 to 1945. Married to his wife, Inez, before leaving for the war, the couple shared 79 years together until Inez’s passing in 2021. Fowler described her great-grandfather as a true American hero who has been through significant challenges, having served during a global war. The poignant moment of Muirhead cradling his great-great-granddaughter Millie reflects the culmination of a remarkable life journey.

As reported by Fox News: These photos are of Lexie Fowler (left) and her husband Hunter Fowler (standing) with their daughter Millie Fowler and Millie’s great-great-grandfather, Dewey Muirhead. (Jessie Newell)

The family, unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight, had not anticipated the global attention their video would receive. Fowler expressed that the recording was initially intended as a personal keepsake for Millie but has now resonated with millions worldwide.

Muirhead, who still lives independently with family support, continues to lead a relatively self-sufficient life, making his own meals and maintaining a routine. Fowler emphasized the significance of cherishing family moments and spreading the message of gratitude for the opportunity to share such a special occasion with the world.

The video has become a symbol of the enduring connection between generations, capturing the essence of family bonds and the deep emotional impact of shared experiences.

The unexpected popularity of the video underscores the universal appeal of stories that celebrate family, resilience, and the profound connections that transcend time and generations.

The family expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of support and shared their intention to cherish this unforgettable moment for generations to come.

@cbsnews This 101-year-old veteran cried tears of joy when he met his great-great-granddaughter Millie for the first time. #veterans ♬ original sound – cbsnews

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