An overjoyed grandmother cradles the baby she saw only on FaceTime. An uncle who cries openly with relief when he finally meets his new nephew. The group of cute young cousins greets the smallest member of their family for the first time.
For many new parents, the pandemic means their babies are safely hidden at home, far from extended families. Now that more Americans are being vaccinated, grandparents and the rest of the relatives are finally coming to visit, and we want to see these introductions in all their glory.
Did your baby start whining when she first met Grandma? (Because we’ve heard babies cry sometimes.) Land a bit of spit on a buttoned-up aunt? Or did the family pet want to take part in the love festival? The Times is looking for photos and videos of all the emotions – the laughter and the tears – that surfaced in those long-awaited first meetings with relatives.
If you’d like to contribute pictures, please use the form below to submit and tell us a little bit about your family. A reporter will be able to contact you about possible getting your submission published in an upcoming story.