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Waylon Holmes, a five-year-old boy from Dayton, Ohio, sent his stuffed dinosaur, Dino, to his dad, Taylor, who was deployed to Iraq. David obliged, sending Waylon photos of Dino on many adventures, and the heartwarming story has since gone viral.
Chelsea surprised her boyfriend, Sam, with a new apartment after he returned from a 222-day deployment. Sam had no idea what was waiting for him when he was blindfolded and led into the apartment. He was greeted with balloons, American food, and a brand new place to call home.
A military mom practiced air hugging her daughter while on deployment so she was ready to reunite with her after seven months apart.
A military son brought his "best friend" mom to tears on her wedding day after returning home from a nine-month deployment to surprise her before walking her down the aisle.
A military dad appears from behind a fire engine during a homecoming parade to surprise his unsuspecting kids after returning home from a four-month deployment.
A healthcare worker mom emotionally runs and jumps into her airman daughter’s arms who’d returned home from deployment after the longest the pair had been apart.
A soldier returning to home soil after a nine-month deployment surprised his girlfriend by dropping to one knee and proposing with the help of fellow troops.
An adorable husky who was just a puppy when his military mom was deployed overseas can’t stop wagging his tail and jumping for joy as the pair are finally reunited after nine months.
A son couldn’t believe his eyes as he peered over the back seat of his family’s SUV looking for a surprise to discover his military dad had returned home after a year in the Middle East. When Joseph Frey, 29, left for active duty, the global pandemic was just beginning to take hold.