This news reporter¬†wasn’t expecting this special birthday message from his daughter and couldn’t hold back his emotion at the surprise.

T.J. Holmes, an ABC News correspondent, has been covering the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero. On Friday, he celebrated his birthday, far away from his family.

Friday morning, the Good Morning America team surprised him with a special surprise from his daughter.

“Someone else wants to wish you a happy birthday,” ABC News anchor David Muir told Holmes.

That’s when a video showed up on-air of his daughter singing “Happy Birthday” appeared on-air. Holmes just couldn’t hold back his tears, simultaneously laughing a tearing up at the touching surprise.

Watch the heartwarming moment below:

News anchor tears up when daughter wishes him a happy birthday on-air

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