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Home & Away star Emily Symons’ son gets surprised by Australian icon, Ray Meagher on day out

They both were over the moon.

By Faye Couros
Home and Away star Emily Symons delighted her son Henry with a sweet surprise over the weekend.
As per the soap's reputation as one of the friendliest casts on TV, Emily revealed the sweet bonding moment between Australian icon Ray Meagher and her adorable son.
Emily posted the cute snap onto her Instagram story with Ray showing Henry something on the iPad.
Emily's Instagram story of Henry and Ray. Instagram
They both seemed delighted by whatever Ray had on the iPad to show Henry, with both their faces lit up and transfixed on the moment.
Ray, who plays the iconic character Alf Stewart on the show, is adored by his cast-mates and has likely watched Henry grow up on set.
Emily included some script on top of the Instagram photo to share her delight and commemorate the special moment.
She wrote, "Love this," and "This makes me happy."
Emily gave birth to Henry on the 3 of August 2015 at 50 with her then-partner, Paul Jackson, through IVF.
The actor had admitted she'd "given up" hope of having a child of her own after years of failed IVF cycles.
"I very much thought it couldn't happen and I was too old." Instagram
During her pregnancy announcement, Emily shared her fears that she would not be able to have children at her age.
"I very much thought it couldn't happen and I was too old.
"I thought it would be impossible but it isn't. I'd given up, really, I thought I had tried every avenue that was available to us. My advice is to not give up if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by the whole process," said Symons.
Emily with Henry as a newborn. Instagram
Ray and Emily have always had a special relationship and the actress has credited her iconic cast member as one of her biggest mentors.
"I didn't go to acting school – that [H&A] was my acting school. Everything I've learnt was from watching Ray Meagher [who plays Alf Stewart]," she told TV Week.
After years of performing beside one another it isn't surprising Ray now plays the role of grandfather to Henry and he seems to love having the opportunity to spend time together.

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