An NHS nurse on the frontline of the Covid crisis is enjoying her first Father's Day with her long lost dad after 58 years.
But, like many other dads and daughters this year, Kim Armstrong won't be able to give her father Roy McComb a hug because the pair are social distancing.
Instead Kim will visit 83-year-old Roy in his garden today and talk through the patio doors.
Kim (58), from Comber, was adopted when she was just a baby and brought up in a loving home by the late Alex and Elsie Downey. She adored her adoptive parents but always wondered about her biological family.
Last year she finally tracked down her father Roy McComb from Newtownabbey, and incredibly learned she was brought up just round the corner from where he raised his own family. Since August the pair have been making up for lost time - enjoying weekly father-daughter day trips before lockdown.
Kim says: "I inherited Roy's adventurous streak so we like to go for road trips up the coast, posing for selfies on beaches and at the Dark Hedges.
"As far as I'm concerned, it's never too late to be daddy's girl."
Mum-of-two Kim was buying sun lotion in Boots when her phone buzzed in her bag. It was a call that would change her life forever.
"Hello… is that Kim? This is your birth father Roy," came a strange voice down the line.
The 58-year-old nurse, from Comber, had been hunting for her birth father for over 30 years and had given up hope of ever finding him. He wasn't even named on her birth certificate - it just said father unknown.
"I was adopted from a mother-and-baby home when I was six months old," Kim explains. "My adoptive parents, Elsie and Alex Downey, gave me a wonderful childhood and were always honest with me about my past.
"They told me they'd gone to the children's home and asked for the most special baby they had - and that's how they found me."
But Kim, who is currently working on the frontline in the Ulster Hospital's Covid-19 admissions ward, always wondered about her birth parents.
After Alex died in 1990, her mum gave Kim her blessing to try to find her birth parents.
"I tracked down my birth mother about 20 years ago, but unfortunately she didn't want a relationship with me," says Kim. "She was too haunted by the past. The rejection knocked me for six."
Kim had two children of her own; Stephen, now 30, and Joanne (28). Her adoptive mum Elsie passed away in 2005 and Kim knew time was running out. She'd never stopped thinking about the missing link in her story… her birth father.
"One day last spring, Stephen suggested I try a DNA kit from an ancestry website," says Kim. "It seemed like a long shot but I thought I might as well give it a go.
"They sent me a wee plastic bottle to spit in and that was that."
Kim discovered she had two half-cousins in England and the USA, and during an email with one of them, she explained she was looking for her birth father.
"That sounds like my uncle Roy," said her cousin Steve. "Leave it with me…"
Could Uncle Roy be the missing piece of Kim's jigsaw?
Steve's next email left Kim dumbfounded. Roy McComb, from Newtownabbey, had explained that in his younger days he'd got a girl pregnant, but never knew what happened to the baby.
Even better… he was excited to hear that Kim was searching for him and keen to get in touch.
Three days later, in August 2019, Kim was stocking up on essentials for a trip to Benidorm when that fateful phone call came and the excited pair arranged to meet at Roy's home.
Kim's husband Alan dropped her off and then left the two to get acquainted.
"When Roy opened the door it was like looking in the mirror, I said, 'Now I know where my nose comes from,'" laughs Kim. "We look so alike. I took him a potted plant and we talked for hours. He's in his 80s but still fit as a fiddle."
Roy explained that he and Kim's mother had been "casual pals" who went out dancing together, but her parents were very strict and when she fell pregnant, they banned the couple from seeing each other and insisted the child was put up for adoption.
"Those were very different times," says Kim. "I didn't blame Roy at all, he did all he could. He told me he'd always wondered about his firstborn child - he never even knew if I was a boy or a girl.
"He'd gone on to marry and have two sons - my half brothers. Incredibly they'd lived just three streets away from where I lived with my adoptive parents and his sons went to the same primary school as me.
"I'd probably passed him in the corner shop dozens of times, never realising that he was my father."
Since that first meeting, Kim and Roy have been making up for lost time. They've met each other's families and before the Covid-19 lockdown, they took weekly father-daughter day trips together.
On the anniversary of her adoptive father Alex's death, Roy went with Kim to visit his grave. He'd written a letter to leave at the graveside, saying: 'Thank you so much for looking after Kim for me'.
And Kim had a surprise of her own…
"I got a tattoo on holiday with the names 'Alex' and 'Roy' on it," she says. "Both my fathers mean so much to me. Roy couldn't believe it when he saw it - he says I've changed his life."
On November 3, 2019 - Kim's 58th birthday - she proudly posted a photograph on Facebook of her and Roy having a big hug.
'I've waited 58 years for this moment,' she wrote. 'A birthday hug from my dad.'
Unfortunately Roy wasn't able to get his own birthday hug when he turned 83 in May. Instead Kim visited him and stood at the bottom of his garden while he waved through the patio doors.
"We speak every day - sometimes twice a day," she says. "He's done brilliantly during lockdown, he's always so upbeat and positive, just speaking to him lifts my spirits."
Now the family are hoping that Roy will be able to join them at Kim's daughter Joanne's wedding in Scotland in December - if it's able to go ahead.
Roy says: "Kim has changed my life; I'll be forever grateful that she found me. I always wondered what happened to her and now I'm so proud of the woman she's become.
"We're so alike, it feels like we've always known each other. We have the same sense of humour and same zest for life. I might be 83 but I've got a lot of years left in me and a lot of catching up to do."