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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.
A seven-year-old boy thought he was taking part in a regular gym class when he recognized a familiar figure standing in military attire.
A giant dog couldn’t contain his excitement when his US soldier ‘brother’ returned home after almost three months - climbing on top of and smothering him with love.
After completing an inflatable obstacle course, a 10-year-old boy was surprised to find his military bonus dad waiting for him at the end. Deacon Truax, had not seen his dad, Anthony Almazan, in almost a year.
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!"
Shawn Dodd was shocked and overjoyed when he opened his front door to find his best friend Jesse Burr standing there. Jesse had traveled from California to Vancouver, Washington to surprise Shawn on his birthday. The two veterans had not seen each other in 10 years, but their friendship was as strong as ever.
A stunned Air Force veteran jumps out of his seat screaming in shock as he’s surprised by one of his military best friends who he hadn’t seen in 15 years.
A Vietnam vet was given a surprise reunion with two other veterans who had presumed he had died in combat more than 50 years ago.
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.
A mom was left screaming and dancing in shock when her Marine daughter returned home to surprise her after 18 months.