As Madonna struggles with her failed attempt at adopting another child, four-year-old Mercy James from Malawi, she has found one source of moral support: Ex-husband Guy Ritchie.

The director reportedly met Madonna and their children at the airport when they returned from Malawi.

As the plane touched down, he ran up the steps to greet the kids, with adopted son David Banda running into his arms for a hug, reports Britain’s Daily Mail.