David Beckham overwhelmed by birthday surprise from his son Brooklyn

David Beckham was overwhelmed with tears after his oldest son made a surprise visit on his birthday.

Brooklyn Beckham took a break from studying photography at the Parsons School of Design in New York to fly to London for his father's 43rd birthday.

The 19-year-old interrupted a celebratory meal for the retired footballer.

David Beckham was unable to contain his emotion and shock, repeatedly asking, "What are you doing here?"

The former England footballer held back tears and held onto his first-born in disbelief. 

A video of the surprise was posted on both Victoria and David Beckham's Instagram pages.

A young voice in the background which could belong to the youngest of the Beckham brood, Harper, can be heard saying "I didn't know Brooklyn was coming!"

The heartfelt moment between father and son has been liked over 12 million times on Instagram.

David Beckham wrote, "Best birthday surprise, my big boy coming home."

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