Army Specialist Mckenzie was stationed in South Korea for a year, and he decided to give his family a homecoming surprise.
Alice Splinter thought that she was about to help a sick child feel better when she walked into a patient's room.
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.
It had been 75 years since the tides of World War II suddenly separated two lovers.
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.