I don't think I've ever seen video footage of a military mom or dad's surprise homecoming that wasn't completely adorable and totally heartwarming. But this little girl's reunion with her Army sergeant dad -- on her 6th birthday -- is quite possibly the sweetest moment ever caught on film. Even the hosts of the Today Show were visibly moved. Matt Lauer, people. Matt Lauer was moved.
Something about the way Bailey Page of Utah and her dad Adam are looking at each other, maybe.
Or the way Bailey says in her cute little voice, "That's my only birthday present I wanted, is you. I really missed you."
"How did you ever make it?"
You can literally see the poor man melt.
I can't even think about it without getting choked up all over again. No exaggeration.
Apparently Adam expects to be re-deployed to Afghanistan in the near future. I'm praying he makes it back home again, safely, so that someday he can dance with Bailey at her wedding ... as this video plays in the background.
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What do you think it is about this video that makes it so incredibly moving?
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