Father’s Day is that one day a year where families pause and honor dear ol’ dad. If you want to give him the best day possible, make sure it’s filled with gifts, breakfast in bed and perhaps a few surprises. But who are we kidding? When it comes to surprises, no one does it better than dad. While we celebrate our fathers, let’s take a moment to watch some of the more heartwarming surprises our military men have given their families.
A special present – Daniel Fragoso returned from Afghanistan just in time for his daughter's birthday. Hoping to erase the memory of his absence, he opts for a human-size present she would never expect.
A Christmas miracle – While stationed in Afghanistan, Raymond Ropa traveled thousands of miles to surprise his boys in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, working with friends, the military and even Santa, to make sure the mission was a success. Sgt. Ropa talked with HLN”s Richelle Carey about how he was able to pull it off.
A school surprise – Returning from a year of duty, Jeffrey Parks embraces his wife at the airport then is whisked off to surprise his son at school. No fancy tricks or props here, just a pleasant reminder that a simple hug is enough for those who have missed you.
Tears of joy – Here’s one father, with camera crew in tow, who can’t wait to surprise his daughter and show her how much he’s loved and missed her. Be forewarned, this touching reunion will certainly leave you misty eyed.