AJ and Reed Wesley had no idea what was going on.
They thought it was just a normal “dash for cash” at a Husker baseball game, but boy, were they wrong.
By the time the 11-year-old and 3-year-old sons of Army Sgt. 1st Class Neil Wesley had taken their blindfolds off, Haymarket Park had burst into applause.
Wesley, with the help of his wife, Michaela Wesley, and University of Nebraska employee Chris Anderson, surprised his sons on the field with his homecoming and shared an emotional moment.
“It feels amazing to be here with my family and friends in the good life,” Neil said as he hugged his two sons.
Wesley had been deployed for 16 months in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. When he finally got his ticket home, his wife thought it would be fun to mix it up.
Michaela got in touch with Anderson and set up the event.
“It happened really quickly,” Michaela said. “It happened in the last few days.”
The event might have been thrown together last minute, but the memory it created will last a lifetime.
“I was just so surprised to see him there,” AJ Wesley said.
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