Delayed Soldier Watches Birth of Daughter on FaceTime

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Rarely does a flight delay work out for a passenger, but it did for one lucky soldier who became a dad while stuck at an airport in Texas. 

Specialist Brooks Lindsey was in training at Fort Bliss military base in El Paso getting ready for a deployment to Kuwait when he received a call from his pregnant wife, Haley, in Mississippi. She told him that due to a medical condition, her doctor was going to have to induce labor and deliver the baby.

Brooks rushed to the airport to get on a flight but found out as soon as he got there that his flight had been delayed. He knew that time was slipping by and the chances of him making it home in time for the birth of daughter were slim. 

It turns out that the flight being delayed was the best thing to happen because the baby was born while he would have been in the air. Instead, Haley's mother FaceTimed Brooks and he was able to watch the delivery live while sitting on the floor inside the airport terminal. 

Other passengers who had overheard what was going on, applauded and cheered when they heard the baby's cries coming from his phone. 

One passenger who took a photo of Brooks as he kept his eyes glued to his phone said, "When we heard the baby cry, we all rejoiced for him. I wanted to share this because I never want us to forget about our soldiers who serve us every day and the sacrifices they make." (USA Today)

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