Being separated from loved ones can be especially difficult when you're making such sacrifices to earn money for your family
Eight families were recently reunited after six months of being away from each other because of the Movement Control Order (MCO).
On Saturday, 26 September, Johor politician Liow Cai Tung took it upon herself to assist several parents who were working in Singapore and were unable to meet their children in Malaysia.
There were hugs, tears of joy, and smiles all around as the parents were undeniably overjoyed to see their kids again
The children, who had come from Pahang, Ipoh, Selangor, and Johor, were given special permission by the Immigration departments of both countries to reunite with their parents in Singapore.
They were as young as six months to four years old.
In a Facebook post, Liow shares that the six-month-old baby's father had to immediately return to Singapore to work just three days after his son's birth
And a month after confinement, his mother also needed to return to work in Singapore and they could only meet him every weekend while he was being taken care of by an aunt.
However, once MCO began, they were only able to see him virtually.
Upon seeing his child again, the father burst into tears.
Many praised Liow and those involved in helping the families be together again