Soldier uses FaceTime to witness daughter's birth after flight delay

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"It's been hard trying to juggle the social media interest and have him have his time with his baby. but we are so thankful he got to experience it either way!"

Being there in person was out of the question for Brooks, but his delayed flight allowed him to see the birth.

Dover went on to explain her reasoning for posting the photo and the explanation on Facebook saying, "I never want us to forget about our soldiers who serve us every day and the sacrifices they make".

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A soldier has watched the birth of his daughter via the FaceTime app from the floor of an airport in Dallas, Texas after his flight to Brandon, Mississippi was delayed. Tracy Dover took to Facebook with a picture of the soldier on FaceTime with his family.

A video of an emotional Brooks Lindsey watching the birth, surreptitiously filmed by a fellow passenger in the airport, has amassed more than 200,000 views in a few days.

"I could hear people in the airport talking and cheering", Haley said.

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The baby girl, named Millie, started to crown just as Lindsey was getting ready to board the plane for his flight home after it experienced a delay, the Star Telegram reported. "All I remember was my doctor screaming, 'Don't let him board the flight!"

Millie weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She was 21 inches long and was two weeks early. His wife wrote that his unit will soon be deployed to Kuwait for nine months.

According to local news outlet KTVU, Army soldier Brooks Lindsey was in the process of flying from Fort Bliss in El Paso to Dallas and then to Jackson, Mississippi.

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Brooks Lindsey finally made it to the hospital.

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