An overjoyed grandmother cradling the baby she’s only seen over FaceTime. An uncle crying openly with relief when he finally meets his new nephew. The cluster of sweet young cousins greeting the smallest member of their family for the first time.
For many new parents, the pandemic has meant keeping their babies tucked away safely at home, far from extended family. Now, with more and more Americans being vaccinated, grandparents and the rest of the relatives are finally getting to visit, and we want to see these introductions in all their glory.
Did your baby start to wail when she first met Grandma? (Because we have heard sometimes babies cry.) Land a bit of spit-up on a buttoned-up auntie? Or did the family pet want in on the love-fest? The Times is looking for photos and videos of all the emotions — the laughter and tears — that showed up at these long-awaited first meetings with relatives.
If you have images to contribute, please use the form below to submit them and tell us a little bit about your family. A reporter may be in touch for possible publication of your submission in an upcoming story.