As this returning soldier turns around the corner to where their table is you can see the stunned, "I can't believe it" look on their faces. When they all get in for a hug it just melts your heart. Who's cutting onions?!
When this Sailor's mom realizes who's hugging her from behind, well, it's just great. She then immediately proceeds to find out who the mischievous person is who set this great moment up.
"My daughter missed her dad SO MUCH while he was in Afghanistan for almost 10 months. He came home yesterday and we planned this surprise for after school. She couldn't contain the tears!" - Meg Kaplan
I was able to fly in from South Korea the night before my little sister graduated high school! The principal helped me plan the whole thing and it turned out amazing!
A solider in the U.S. Army for the last two decades, Trent Shoemaker has been deployed to Iraq and Bosnia and knows what it means to be away from family. It’s no easier these days. A flight operations specialist based...