Girl, 4, with cancer finally gets to hug dad in tearful reunion

A little girl battling cancer has finally been reunited with her dad after spending seven weeks apart.

Young Mila Sneddon has a vulnerable immune system and undergoes cancer treatment, which puts her at high risk for the deadly coronavirus.

As the four-year-old undergoes chemotherapy treatment for a rare form of leukaemia, her dad Scott still had to keep going to work during lockdown.

The family made the difficult decision to have Scott move out to protect his daughter from the risk of infection.

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The nation has followed Mila's story, particularly after she begged Ant and Dec to tell the country to stay home in order to stay safe.

Now, ITV News have shared a touching video of the father and daughter's reunion after almost two months apart.

Scott has been furloughed by his employers meaning he no longer has to go to work and could put steps in place to come home.

He went through a period of isolation before being given the all-clear to move back home.

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But he didn't tell Mila so he could surprise her.

Scott has been visiting the family garden and speaking to Mila through the window – which is what she thought he was doing yesterday, May 6.

A touching video captured the heartwarming reunion and was shared on Twitter.

When Scott opened the door and came into the kitchen, Mila looked stunned.

She then leaps into his arms, laughing excitedly before being overcome with emotion.

Mila Sneddon and her dad, Scott, had only been seeing one another through the kitchen window

The video has currently received more than 16,000 likes and a host of comments from people sending their well wishes.

Paul said: "I can’t think of anything more upsetting than a parent not being able to hug their sick child."

Another person commented: "Omg me and my partner cried whilst watching this beautiful sweet little girl tonight. What a little angel bless her heart".

A third said: "I hope everything goes well for this lovely family."

Gary said: "I mean seriously…. In all we are going through, this has to be the most beautiful thing I've seen and thinking about if that was my own daughter or anyone else's brings tears to my eyes. Absolutely fantastic and hope she and her family live special lives".

Rod added: "One of the best stories of this disastrous time in our lifetime".