Seven years ago, during Buju Banton’s sentencing, a US federal court in Tampa heard a heartfelt request for leniency from the reggae icon’s then 11-year-old daughter, Abihail Myrie.
“I can’t imagine a life without my father,” the child reportedly wrote. “I would really appreciate if you would give him a second chance.”
It was therefore no surprise the joy she felt over the weekend after being reunited with her dad following his release from prison on drug related charges.
Abihail shared the heartwarming moment in a social media post.
“I’ve imagined what this moment would be like, replaying it over and over again in my head but now I can stop imagining because that moment is finally here,” Abihail wrote. “It’s so real and I can’t even find the words to express how i feel. I missed you so much Im so happy to finally have you here. My heart is so full. How’d you make an exact replica of yourself though?? TWINNING!.”
Photos of the moment show both Buju, real name Mark Myrie, and his daughter overjoyed as they embrace.
The post has been shared thousands of times on social media as Buju Banton fans celebrate his release from prison.