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Dr. Facebook Fever
03-30-2007, 07:10 PM
This is a beautiful thing.

http://www.cnn.com/video/player/player.html?url=/video/us/2007/03/30/hahn.wa.soldier.surprise.king have to put up with a stupid commercial first.

or www.cnn.com half way down the page

"Bob" Dobbs
03-30-2007, 07:13 PM
That's awesome.

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-30-2007, 07:20 PM
That's awesome.
I admit.. I welled up.

crazycoffey
03-30-2007, 07:26 PM
I admit.. I welled up.


you'd be a suspected commie bastard if you didn't.....


good share. thank you.

Donger
03-30-2007, 07:30 PM
He's a sailor. But that aside, that made me gulp.

ClevelandBronco
03-30-2007, 07:32 PM
I admit.. I welled up.

Yup.

Thanks for that.

mdstu
03-30-2007, 07:37 PM
I know most here will call me names, but I think that is a terrible thing to do to a kid. Always keep them in the loop.

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-30-2007, 07:41 PM
I know most here will call me names, but I think that is a terrible thing to do to a kid. Always keep them in the loop.
I understand what you're saying. It was a nice surprise for him though. Maybe they didn't tell him because there was a chance dad wouldn't be able to make it home when expected...?

KC Jones
03-30-2007, 07:43 PM
I know most here will call me names, but I think that is a terrible thing to do to a kid. Always keep them in the loop.

I agree whole heartedly...

you're a retard.

:D

mdstu
03-30-2007, 07:46 PM
I hear ya and I don't condemn them. I just could never do that to my little girl. She's too smart.

crazycoffey
03-30-2007, 07:46 PM
I know most here will call me names, but I think that is a terrible thing to do to a kid. Always keep them in the loop.

I understand where you are coming from and can appreciate the opinion, I would be curious if the kid experiences long term resentment from it, he's pretty young and obviously had many classmates involved with his dad's deployment (penpals). So since he was sharing that experience with them, why not share the experience of dad coming home with all of them too.

Still the sight of the boys face seeing dad, whew, really brings out some emotions.

I miss my kids.

mdstu
03-30-2007, 07:48 PM
I say save that stuff for the girlfriends and what not. Never play serious head games with the inner circle.

crazycoffey
03-30-2007, 07:50 PM
I say save that stuff for the girlfriends and what not. Never play serious head games with the inner circle.


fair enough :)

KCFalcon59
03-30-2007, 07:51 PM
Thanks. That was great.

HMc
03-30-2007, 07:51 PM
Fcuk some of you are scared of yourown shadows, aren't you? It was a surprise. It's an infinitely better scenario than him telling the kid hed be home then being held up for a month.

mdstu
03-30-2007, 07:59 PM
Fcuk some of you are scared of yourown shadows, aren't you? It was a surprise. It's an infinitely better scenario than him telling the kid hed be home then being held up for a month.

I disagree, but I definitely respect your opinion. I don't think it has anything to do with being scared of scarring poor junior. I just prefer to be honest with my daughter even with things like this where some might think it is over there heads.

mdstu
03-30-2007, 08:01 PM
I definitely agree that this beats meeting him at the hospital or funeral home.

"Bob" Dobbs
03-30-2007, 08:13 PM
I admit.. I welled up.
yeah. so did i.

Oregon chief
03-30-2007, 08:13 PM
that was a great video. Its got to be tough on kids that age having their parents gone for so long.

stlchiefs
03-30-2007, 08:27 PM
I know most here will call me names, but I think that is a terrible thing to do to a kid. Always keep them in the loop.

I got a little glazy in the eyes on this one too. I also understand not telling the kid, how many stories are out there of soldiers dieing in their last week of in Iraq, etc. Now that would be crushing to a kid to be waiting and then never get to see dad again.

|Zach|
03-30-2007, 08:34 PM
Awesome

noa
03-30-2007, 08:34 PM
Thanks for the link. My girlfriend just went through a box of tissues.

ClevelandBronco
03-30-2007, 08:56 PM
I say save that stuff for the girlfriends and what not. Never play serious head games with the inner circle.

I think his wife would have killed her.

Jenson71
03-30-2007, 08:59 PM
Oh man, that minute twenty two seconds says so much about so many things.

mikey23545
03-30-2007, 10:08 PM
Shit, what the hell did I get in my eyes...missed half the damn video.....

Cntrygal
03-31-2007, 07:33 PM
Depending on the age of the kid - it's better to not give a specific date. Too many things can happen (besides death).... your tour could get extended, he flight to a civilian port could have gotten bumped for a few weeks (this happened to our guys last year) or bad weather could force travel delays (this happened to our guys THIS year).

penchief
03-31-2007, 07:41 PM
He's a sailor. But that aside, that made me gulp.

Sailors spend a lot of time away from home, even in peace time. But that kid's expression of love for his dad sure did get to my heart.

penchief
03-31-2007, 07:42 PM
that was a great video. Its got to be tough on kids that age having their parents gone for so long.

It seems like dog years to a kid.

RP_McMurphy
03-31-2007, 07:56 PM
I did 7 overseas deployments and spent well over half of the 20 years either at work or deployed. No I don't miss it a bit. I did my time and enjoy living a real life now.

BigMeatballDave
03-31-2007, 08:33 PM
I know most here will call me names, but I think that is a terrible thing to do to a kid. Always keep them in the loop.Yes, because surprising your child is heartless.

BigMeatballDave
03-31-2007, 08:39 PM
5 minutes after watching that, I am trying to recover. Wow.

Pitt Gorilla
03-31-2007, 09:11 PM
Awesome. I miss my kids after a 9 hour day.

Easy 6
04-01-2007, 11:19 AM
These kinds of clips always bring a tear to the eye, great stuff.

siberian khatru
04-01-2007, 06:00 PM
Waterworks.

Mr. Flopnuts
04-01-2007, 07:16 PM
I'm getting ready to watch this, I did notice though it's in Seattle WA