Monday 26 August 2019

WATCH - Heartwarming moment as brother of Notre Dame star returns from Afghanistan in Christmas surprise

Matt and Bo Farrell embrace
Matt and Bo Farrell embrace Newsdesk Newsdesk

Christmas is a time to be around the ones you love and Notre Dame's Matt Farrell will have the pleasure of his brother Bo's company over the holiday season.

After a game between the Fighting Irish and the Colgate Raiders, Bo appeared on a big screen to tell his sibling how much he misses his family and how they would be reunited soon.

"Matty, I’ve been watching you tonight from here," he says on the video. "For us, home is wherever we’re together. And I look forward to being home with you soon. Really, really soon."

When it becomes clear that Bo, who Matt thought was returning home in February, has returned from active duty in Afghanistan for Christmas, the Notre Dame star is overcome with emotion.

Watch below:

Matt notched 13 points in Notre Dame's 77-62 victory.

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