When 5-year-old Lailah's Navy dad returned home after a 7-month deployment, she was so excited to see him that she ran up to him and hugged him tightly, crying tears of joy. She had been holding onto a sailor teddy bear that her dad had given her to keep her company during his absence, and when she saw him, she held up the bear and said, "That's you!"
11-year-old Izabelle Morrow was surprised with a long-awaited homecoming from her soldier dad, Jesse Morrow, when she was presented with a stuffed Stewie Griffin doll that she knew indicated her father was home from deployment. Jesse had taken the doll with him on deployment and sent photos and videos of Stewie's travels back to Izabelle. When it came time to come home, Jesse contacted Izabelle's school and arranged a surprise lunch with his daughter.