He may be a global icon, but at the end of the day, David Beckham is also a dad - and he gets just as gooey about his kids as anyone else.

Becks was surprised by his eldest, Brooklyn, who arrived 'home' - presumably to London - to surprise his old man on his 43rd birthday mid-dinner yesterday.

He posted a video of the encounter and if it doesn't at least give you a lump in your throat, you're made of ice.

Altogether now: 1, 2, 3.... awwwwwwwwwww.

Watch it below: