In a heartwarming development, Hollywood icon Bruce Willis has made his first appearance since his family disclosed his diagnosis with dementia.

A touching video shared on social media captures Bruce Willis joyfully celebrating his birthday with loved ones, singing and cherishing the moment.

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Demi Moore, Bruce’s ex-wife and close friend, extended her heartfelt wishes on his 68th birthday. The 60-year-old actress posted a video showcasing their entire family gathered together, serenading the Die Hard star with the traditional “Happy Birthday” song before presenting him with a candlelit apple pie.

The former couple, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore are proud parents to three daughters: Rumer, aged 34; Scout, aged 31; and Tallulah, aged 29. All three daughters, along with their respective partners, were joyously participating in the birthday celebrations alongside their parents.

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In the video, Bruce’s wife, Emma Heming, aged 44, who had previously shared a heartfelt birthday post earlier in the day, was seen presenting him with the treat and giving him a kiss on the cheek. Alongside Bruce and Emma, their two daughters, Mabel, aged 10, and Evelyn, aged eight, were also present for the celebration.

Demi expressed her love and well wishes in her post, writing, “Happy birthday, BW! So glad we could celebrate with you today. Love you and love our family. Thank you to everyone for the love and warm wishes – we all feel them.”

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Emma, who has been married to Bruce for 13 years, penned an emotional message regarding her husband’s dementia diagnosis. Describing her feelings as she made a video for Bruce, Emma expressed deep sadness and referred to watching his clips as “a knife in my heart.”

“So today is my husband’s birthday,” Emma began. “I’ve started the morning by crying. As you can see from my swollen eyes and snotty nose, I just think it’s important for you to see all sides of this.”

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Continuing, Emma shared, “I always receive this message or people often tell me, ‘Oh, you’re so strong, I don’t know how you do it.’ I’m not given a choice. I wish I was. But I’m also raising two kids in this.”

“So sometimes in our lives, we have to put our big girl panties on and get to it. And that’s what I’m doing. But I do have times of sadness every day. Grief every day. And I’m feeling it today on his birthday,” Emma expressed, fighting back tears.

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Describing the montage she had been working on for her husband, Emma shared, “So I worked on this reel that I’m posting for my husband’s birthday. I don’t know why I do that because the videos are like a knife in my heart. But as much as I do it for myself, I do it for you. Because I know how much you love my husband and – don’t cry Emma – but it means so much to me so thank you.”

Later on, she shared the reel, set to Stevie Wonder’s song ‘As’. Emma added, “My birthday wish for Bruce is that you continue to keep him in your prayers and highest vibrations because his sensitive Pisces soul will feel it. Thank you so much for loving and caring for him too.”