'Beautiful' moments as Mexican migrants meet families on U.S. border

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico – Hundreds of Mexican migrants to the United States have reunited with their families for a few fleeting moments as part of the "hugs not walls" meetup on the US-Mexico border.

People shed tears on a bridge linking Mexico's Ciudad Juarez with El Paso in the United States, flinging their arms around relatives they hadn't seen for years and walking slowly along together. (RELATED: Life in the U.S.-Mexico border)

The bridge was made neutral territory for 4 hours during the event, held for the 7th time, to allow undocumented migrants to the US to see their Mexican families.

REUNITED. Mexican families separated by the border wall are reunited for 3 minutes in the 7th edition of the Hugs Not Walls event organized by the Border Network for Human Rights, in front of the border wall on the Rio Grande in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on October 26, 2019. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

REUNITED. Mexican families separated by the border wall are reunited for 3 minutes in the 7th edition of the Hugs Not Walls event organized by the Border Network for Human Rights, in front of the border wall on the Rio Grande in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on October 26, 2019.

Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

"I have no words to describe this, it's something very beautiful, something that was needed," 20-year-old Brandon told Agence France-Presse as he wiped tears from his face.

He said he was meeting his parents and 5 sisters who live in Mexico and who he hadn't seen for 5 years. (READ: Trump at Mexico border: the U.S. is 'full')

Organized by the Border Network for Human Rights, the event saw 260 families reunite with their loved ones. – Rappler.com