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24 emotional #HomeToVote tweets by people coming back to Ireland from every corner of the globe

This country is definitely at its best when it’s time to come #HomeToVote

1. This guy is so ready to vote that he has prepared several contingency plans.

People are even offering to collect this lad from the airport if his bus doesn’t arrive.

PastedImage-91107 Source: Eoin Byrne/Twitter

2. One woman shared how her son used all his birthday money to buy his plane ticket home to vote.

PastedImage-76449 Source: Colette Kelleher/Twitter

3. It may be a divisive referendum, but it’s bringing some families even closer.

PastedImage-14868 Source: Dee/Twitter

4. Droves of young people began their journeys home a week ago.

PastedImage-2438 Source: Becky Ann/Twitter

 5. They’re not going to let the once-in-a-generation opportunity to vote on this referendum go to waste.

PastedImage-37407 Source: Niamh/Twitter

6. There’s something tragic about the fact that people in airports coming home are crossing paths with others who are travelling for healthcare.

PastedImage-25061 Source: Mary Buckley/Twitter

7. This guy began his flight feeling a little bit lonely, but knew it was nothing in comparison to what Irish people travelling to the UK feel.

PastedImage-19403 Source: Ciaran Gaffney/Twitter

8. But amazingly, he met four other Irish people heading home to vote on the very same flight.

PastedImage-4151 Source: Ciaran Gaffney/Twitter

9. There has never been a greater sense of solidarity in Irish airports.

PastedImage-36983 Source: Ailbhe Coleman/Twitter

10. Hopefully the shops have stocked up on Tayto for all the incoming Irish migrants.

PastedImage-89002 Source: Annie West/Twitter

11. Few people see as many people affected by the Eighth Amendment as flight attendants who work between the UK and Ireland.

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12. This lovely Leitrim Daddy has the place ready for his daughter’s return home.

PastedImage-12900 Source: Charlotte Faughnan/Twitter

13. People are travelling thousands of miles so that others will not have to do so in the future.

PastedImage-89303 Source: Lauryn Canny/Twitter

14. And there’s plenty of solidarity from abroad.

PastedImage-49213 Source: Sophie Walker/Twitter

15. Irish illustrator Annie West shared her 2015 illustration from the marriage referendum, which is even more poignant now.

PastedImage-24767 Source: Annie West/Twitter

 16. Get the kettle on for anyone you know coming home.

PastedImage-12058 Source: Siobhan Gilroy/Twitter

17. This woman made the sad realisation that a flight from Toronto to Dublin costs less than travelling to the UK for an abortion.

PastedImage-66148 Source: Emma Jayne/Twitter

18. It’s heartening to see how grateful people are towards all of those who are travelling.

PastedImage-16387 Source: Aoife/Twitter

19. People are as excited as they are nervous.

PastedImage-65268 Source: Louise O'Neill/Twitter

20. This Irish historian wants to make history instead of writing it for a change.

PastedImage-98535 Source: Maurice Casey/Twitter

21. People are still eager to fund trips home for those who can’t afford it.

PastedImage-38645 Source: Gene Hunt/Twitter

22. Some people are sacrificing their yogurts to get back to Ireland.

PastedImage-49671 Source: Emma/Twitter

23. There’s nothing more wholesome than a #HomeToVote selfie. Except for, a #HomeToVote selfie with a cute baby.

PastedImage-82522 Source: Saundra/Twitter

24. Bless these lovely parents.

PastedImage-3784 Source: Niamh/Twitter

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