This foreign exchange student came to the U.S. for a year and became an integral member of her host family.
Some people enter our lives and change it forever. This foreign exchange student did the same for the family that hosted her. The heartwarming video of their bond was shared on Instagram by @exchangestudent.worldwide and received over 60k likes and 966k views.
The text overlay on the video reads, "The hardest part of hosting a foreign exchange student is how fast the year goes." The video starts with a girl seated in the backseat of a car and a man is driving the vehicle with his wife sitting next to him. The girl is seen resting her head on the woman's shoulder and the woman gently caresses her hair. It is truly endearing to watch them. The text overlay further reads, "She came as a student and left as another daughter."
The video shows her going to the airport with her hosts. She is wearing a sweatshirt that reads, "I love Americans." The man in the video helps her with her luggage and then the two share a long hug that shows just how much they mean to each other. The Swiss student named Gege Squaratti is then seen breaking down in tears as she hugs his wife and another young woman. The back of her sweatshirt has signs and sweet messages from her classmates and loved ones in America and she wears it on her return day. Finally, with tears in her eyes, she leaves with her luggage for her flight home.
The video touched the hearts of many on various social media platforms. The exchange student, who goes by @gegeeeeeeeege on TikTok, shared another video where she is saying goodbye to people in America. She captioned the video, "This year was everything I could ever dream of! Eureka and all the people stole my heart. Promise I'll be back soon!" The video has garnered over 287k views, 24k likes and many comments.
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@wanna.be.rs3 wrote, "It's not goodbye, it's see you soon remember that." @sivmsw.me expressed, "Stop, this making me cry you guys all look so sweet too." @_aurore_101204_ wrote, "I see your two last TikTok (three with this one) and now I wanna cry." @dee.the.budtender commented, "The hugs from the parents just show how much they really love you."
@its.skyyyyyy shared, "I remember saying goodbye to my foreign exchange student she was my best friend the night of our graduation!!" @swartzenasian related to the TikTok user and wrote, "Saying goodbye is always very hard, just remember they love you and you hold such a special place in their hearts and lives!"
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We can feel a lot of sadness when we part ways with the people who loved us for some time, but we should remember how fortunate we are to find love in the most unexpected places and how these can become memories of a lifetime. We should cherish these memories and the people associated with them and always remember how goodbye is not forever and only until we meet again. It is the same for this story and we hope that the student meets these people again and they always keep fond memories of each other.