Chief Petty Officer Tyler Rolstad returned from deployment early and decided to surprise his two kids at La Jolla High School in California. His older son Jacob thought he was getting an award but little did he and his sister Anna know that their dad was the real prize waiting for them both.
Teen expects to receive an award, gets Navy dad instead
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This mother-of-three was stunned to tears during her weekly supermarket shop, after her soldier brother surprised her in the aisles after a year away serving.
This video shows the heartwarming moment a woman was brought to tears when her fiance, who had just finished five months of Air Force basic training, surprised her at her university dining hall.
Adults might have it easier, because they understand what is at stake here. Children, on the other hand, struggle with the idea that mommy or daddy will be gone for a long period of time.