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Snap Story: Military Dad Surprises Kids at their Campus!

Snap Story: Military Dad Surprises Kids at their Campus!


– Hey PSJA family, I’m currently
at Yzaguirre Middle School where a military dad is about
to surprise his son so let’s go check it out. – I’m here in school, I’m
about to surprise my son. I’ve been gone for seven months
and it’s gonna feel really good seeing him again, I’m
sure he’s gonna be surprised. – How are you hoping he
reacts when he sees you? – He’s the oldest one so he’s
been doing this for a lot longer so he might be as much
as touched as my daughter but I’m sure he’s gonna enjoy it. – Quite quickly, so we wanted
to do something special for our military families so like I said we’re going classroom by
classroom asking students if any of you have family
members, any family members, that are in the military at this time, raise your hand please. – My dad’s (mumbles) – Your dad’s where baby? – At school. – In the military? – Yeah. – What branch of the military? Navy, Army? – Navy. – He’s in the Navy? Oh wow. What’s his name? – Ivan. – Like you? – Yeah. – How long has it been
since you’ve seen him? – Seven months. – Seven months? Wow. (laughter) (applause) – Now everybody’s crying. (laughter) – I wanted it to be a surprise,
I wanted the kids to be really surprised, especially
them being at school, they had no idea he was coming home. We just at the last minute, just wanted to make something out of it, where they always remember
and especially just having their friends around and it meant probably a lot more to them, kinda showing off their
dad after seven months of working hard and being away from home. – How has it been the last
few months without him in the household? – It’s been crazy, good crazy, but I thank god for giving me the strength and just him being away has been tough but we’ve
managed to get through it and he’s home so we’re ready
to relax and just enjoy ourselves a lot more. – How do you feel about
having your dad back? – Good. – What did it feel like when
you saw him for the first time? – Excited. – You were excited? So what are you gonna do
when you go back home? – I don’t know. – Are you gonna spend a
lot of time with your dad? – Yeah. – Yeah? What’s the first
thing you’re gonna do. – I don’t know. – Hey PSJA Family, so now
I am at Cantu Elementary where they’re going to
surprise their daughter so let’s go see how that turns out. – Who has any parents in the military? You do? Okay, who do you have? – My dad. – Your dad? Many times things happen
differently and it’s (applause) – How are you feeling right now? – Good. – When was the last time you saw your dad? – A long time ago? – For us to realize that we
have real people going out there and keeping our country safe. We need to understand that
they do it because they love us and not just their own family,
but the community as well and it’s helping you to
survive in our country without having to have too many problems. As it is, there are too many
problems all over the world, but gentlemen like him and
ladies like him put their lives in danger for us so we need
to be appreciative and show our love for them. Thank you sir very much. (applause) – How do you feel baby? Tell us. – I’m excited. – It was a bitter sweet moment. I was emotional but very happy that their dad came home. – What are you hoping
now, it’s the holidays, Christmas is coming, what
are you hoping for them now as a family? – For us to be together.


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