- Sgt. Nick Matson hasn’t been home in six days because of storm relief efforts
- An adorable video shows him wiping away tears as his daughter serenades him on the phone
- Houston Police tweeted the video and it now has more than 1,500 retweets and more than 5,000 favorites
A Houston police officer got a special birthday treat from his daughter when she called him to sing ‘Happy Birthday’.
Sgt. Nick Matson has not been home in six days because of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston.
An adorable video shows Matson holding his phone up to his ear as the four-year-old girl starts to sing.
She hasn’t quite gotten a handle on the ‘th’ sound, so it sounds like she’s saying ‘birfday’.
Matson wipes away tears with his fingers. When he notices that he is being filmed he shyly tries to shield his face from the camera.
A video shows Houston police Sgt. Nick Matson wiping away a tear as his four-year-old daughter sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to him over the phone
The daughter has to sing over the phone because Matson has not been home in more than six days because of Hurricane Harvey response efforts
The video ends when the little girl finishes her song and the dad says: ‘Yay!’
The Houston Police Department posted a video of the serenade to its Twitter account with the caption: ‘When #HurricaneHarvey keeps you from home on your birthday, you’re serenaded over the phone by your daughter #HoustonStrong.’
The tweet went viral and currently has more than 1,500 retweets and more than 5,000 favorites.
One response identifies Matson and says that Matson’s third child is on the way.
A friend of Matson’s identifies him on Twitter in a response to the department’s tweet
Many Twitter users were grateful that the video was posted
One user responded to the video with the hashtag ‘#HarveysHeroes
Another user tried to pass his emotions off as a response to onions