If you're a sucker for a good military homecoming surprise, get yourself good and comfy. Because what you're about to see isn't one epic military homecoming surprise. It's not TWO epic military homecoming surprises. When soldier Mason Miller returned from Afghanistan after a long deployment, he was thinking really big.
Are you ready for THREE epic military homecoming surprises? Grab your tissues and hold on, it's going to be a bumpy ride!
First up, check out what happens when Mason shows up at the hospital where his dad works ... right in the middle of a meeting:
I don't care what you think of grown men crying, but that catch you hear in his dad's voice did it for me. I lost it. But just wait! There's more! Ready for some true sibling love? He surprised his sister too ...
That's a pretty emotional day for one guy, right? Yeah, well, he's not done.
He hit dad, and sis, so who's left? Mom!
And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is how you pull off an epic surprise! According to combat veteran Scott Kelley, a neighbor of the Millers in Phoenix, Arizona, who blogged about Miller's surprise-filled day, the two planned this for weeks, and it all went off without a hitch.
I love that they did this, but I think what I love most is that each member of the family got something so special. Obviously everyone is happy when their serviceman (or woman!) gets home safe, but it's got to feel good to know he loves them so much he wanted to have that special moment with each member of the family. And THEY each got to have that moment too ... they didn't have to share them in the way that you do when you're all crowding around, trying to get a piece of the action.
Which surprise stole your heart?
Image via Scott Kelley/YouTube