Air Force Dad Surprises Son on His Birthday in a Big Way (VIDEO)

You can't always purchase the best presents in stores, but that doesn't mean they can't come in a really huge box. A U.S. Air Force dad surprised his son at his birthday party, which is a gift worth more than anything money can buy.

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"Hi, Daddy!"

These two words are all you need to hear before tears of joy stream down your face. Young Alec was completely caught off guard when he approached this larger-than-life gift. The look of surprise on his face to see his father is so heartwarming, you can't help but cheer.

My heart goes out to those who serve in the military and their families. I can only imagine what it's like to worry about a loved one's safety, and not have them by your side to witness life's memories as they happen. Children in particular might not always understand why Mommy or Daddy is away for so long, which can make times of transition difficult to endure.

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As a parent, I would do any and everything in my power not to miss one of my children's milestones. In the same breath, I commend those who feel called to serve our country.

Videos like this allow us to celebrate these families as they reunite after months and even years of being apart. You can't help but smile and cry a little when a mom or dad surprises their kid.

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Cherish each and every moment you have with your family.

 

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