He Hasn’t Seen His Deployed Dad in 99 Days—This Surprise Reunion Left Me in a Puddle of Tears

I so appreciate the sacrifices military families make as their spouses serve overseas to protect and defend our freedom. Sure, it’s a job they CHOOSE—but they don’t have to choose it, do they? They go into it knowing it may include danger and separation from loved ones, and they do it anyway. Nothing brings that sacrifice home like this sweet video of 7-year-old Alex Cullen, whose dad has been deployed with the Navy for 99 long days.

Alex’s mom says she has a surprise for him and asks “What’s the best thing you can imagine?”—I think we hear Alex’s answer loud and clear and he sobs into his dad’s shoulder when his dad sneaks up behind him. SO beautiful!!

This amazing reunion left me in a puddle of tears. Thank you Cullen family for your service, and for sharing your sweet video with us!

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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.