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9 of the nicest things ever to happen at Dublin Airport

Happy 75th birthday, Dublin Airport!

DUBLIN AIRPORT turns 75 years old today.

Here’s a baby picture:

Wasn’t it cute? Since opening in 1940, Dublin Airport has grown and grown, welcoming 21.7 million passengers in 2014.

It may not always be the most relaxing or happy place for some, but Dublin Airport has given us some lovely moments over the years. Here are 9 of the nicest things to ever happen behind its doors.

The moment a viral star was born

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It mightn’t have been a particularly nice experience for little Jamie, but we certainly got a lot of joy from it.

The Irish girls who were welcomed home from their travels with pizza

It started as a joke on Facebook, but Domino’s Pizza was serious about getting this group of friends some pizza upon their arrival back to Ireland from South America. Sweet.

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When travellers were kept up to date on Santa’s movements

Here he is having to schlep through baggage control like everybody else:

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Danny from The Script giving out ‘free goodbyes’ to departing passengers

The singer was making a video to promote their single No Good In Goodbyes, and it was pretty damn cute.

The family who surprised their daughter with a lovely homecoming last Christmas

And discovered that she had some surprises of her own to share.

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Amazing homecomings for sports people after big victories

Like Katie Taylor, after her fifth consecutive win at the World Women’s Boxing Championships this year:

Katie Taylor in Dublin Airport with Gearoid Murphy (9) and Oisin Murphy ((8) ©INPHO / Morgan Treacy ©INPHO / Morgan Treacy / Morgan Treacy

And the Irish rugby team after winning the 6 Nations in 2014:

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This note from a grateful passenger to the airport staff

The guy who proposed to his American girlfriend as soon as she stepped into Arrivals

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Ryan Tubridy was there to catch the whole thing for his 2fm radio show.

When the airport strove to correct US tourists coming to Ireland for ‘St Patty’s Day’

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Some of their best work to date, in our opinion.

Happy birthday, Dublin Airport!

Read: From a grass runway to 435m passengers: Dublin Airport has come a long way>

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