Heartwarming moment a little boy is reunited with his soldier dad – surprise! [Video]

Heartwarming moment a little boy is reunited with his soldier dad – surprise! [Video]

What a wonderful surprise for this little boy! Braydon went to a Tennessee Smokies game and during all the fun, he was blindfolded in a contest and everyone was in on the game. When he took the blindfold off and turned around, he discovered his daddy was home from the military waiting for him with open arms. They crashed into each other and held on like there was no tomorrow. Brings tears to your eyes. That’s one heck of a way to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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From the Daily Mail:

When a little boy was blindfolded as part of a kids’ contest at a Tennessee Smokies game, he had no idea his dad – back from military service overseas – would be there when he opened his eyes.

Sergeant Adam Dowell decided to surprise his young son Braydon at the Fourth of July baseball match in Knoxville in an emotional stunt that saw crowd get to their feet in applause.

A tear-jerking video shows how Braydon has his eyes covered and is encouraged to take part in a ‘Dancing in the Dark’ competition.

He starts reluctantly waving his hands in the air to the Miley Cyrus’ ‘Party in the USA’ as the camera rolls.

The other participants – in on the surprise at Smokies Park – take off their eye masks, leaving Braydon dancing on his own.

When he removes his blindfold, his soldier dad is there open-armed – and the little boy races to him, before he is scooped up for a huge hug with his hero father.

The stunt is part of a growing trend of homecoming surprises, dreamed up by doting dads who are back from serving in the military abroad.

I wouldn’t call this a stunt – I would call it a precious gift and event. Braydon’s daddy is one of the most important people in his life and he loves him without measure. I think it is a beautiful and endearing story of sacrifice and reunion… love and family. Baseball, hotdogs, fireworks and daddy… best holiday ever. In the midst of all that is bad that is happening in the US and across the globe, stories like this touch your soul and help us go on. Bless our warriors and their families.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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