Colonel Michael Zarbo with the U.S. Army has been in Kuwait for the past 5 months. Saturday morning, he surprised his 16-year-old daughter Victoria who was out of town for a softball tournament. But what he didn’t realize was that the rest of his family had plans to surprise him as well!
Watch as a soldier, who recently returned from Afghanistan, shows up to surprise her son during one of his high school football games. The second he realizes she’s on the field, he lifts her off the ground in happiness. Welcome home!
“Christmas of 2010, we got word that my brother who had been away at war would not be able to come home for Christmas. My family woke up Christmas morning just like every year, except missing my brother. As everyone was waking up, there was LOUD pounding on the front door, and I had no idea what was going on, until I opened the door to see my brother standing there yelling ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS!’ It was one of the best days of my life and the most amazing surprise and gift that I could have asked for on Christmas. I bet my father would have liked to have known & been prepared just so that he could have gotten my reaction on video.
My mother wasn’t at the house yet when he came home, but we hid him in a bedroom just before she walked in. She took off her coat, sat down and started to relax. Very little to her knowledge that her biggest wish was about to come true and hiding only 20 feet away from her instead of hundreds of miles away! Here is her reaction when she sees him. It’s very heart warming, loving, happy, sad, tearful & I can’t help but get choked up each time I watch it.”