The heartwarming moment a single mother is reunited with her four-year-old son after two years apart during Covid border closures has been shared online.
Rajshree Patel sent her son to visit his grandparents in India in July 2019 but when the pandemic hit he could not travel back and they remained separated.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
In the video Ms Patel runs up and embraces her son Nevaan at the arrivals gate of Sydney airport and bursts into tears as she hugs him for the first time in 24 months.
Rajshree Patel embraced her son Nevaan (pictured) at Sydney airport as they were reunited after he went to visit his grandparents in July 2019 and became stranded overseas
'I feel so relieved, it's like my heart is back,' an overwhelmed Ms Patel says.
Ms Patel applied four times for travel exemptions to allow her parents to bring the toddler back to Australia but they were denied because her parents weren't 'immediate family'.
The fourth application was finally approved and Nevaan and his grandmother travelled from India to Darwin where they quarantined at the Howard Springs facility.
Ms Patel questioned why her application was not approved sooner.
She said that single mothers in particular needed the physical and mental support of at least one parent during their