It’s not easy to be away from our loved ones. But because of many factors and instances, some people have to go through this struggle. Most of the time, it’s because of their jobs.
This is what this man has to go through as a sailor junior.
He often gets separated from his family including his mom and dad. So when he had a homecoming, he wanted to surprise his parents.
Unfortunately, he failed to do so.
It was because of changes in his prior plans and some missed flights. Sailor Junior Lopez thought that he would no longer be able to surprise his parents. So imagine his dismay about it.
Little did he know that there’s something better that would happen as he gets to the airport.
It turns out that his parents were the ones who prepared something special for him.
The start of the emotional moment.
As he arrived at the airport, he was immediately welcomed by his loved ones but his parents were not there yet. The ladies even asked him to give his message to his parents and let them know that he had arrived in San Diego.
Without him knowing, his parents were already behind him and they were ready to surprise him.
As Lopez was telling his parents that he was back via video message, he heard a whistle that’s very familiar to him.
That sweet sound caught his attention and made him look behind him.
It’s a whistle from his mom and even before, his mom would always do that whistle to call the attention of his children.
When Lopez heard that special whistle, that was also the moment he saw his parents approaching him while wearing their beautiful smiles. Lopez immediately turned emotional and didn’t miss the chance to give his parents warm hugs.
Even his parents were not able to hold back their tears. It was an extremely sentimental moment. It would definitely touch many hearts.
If Lopez’s whole family got emotional, some viewers on YouTube also felt the same way upon watching the clip.
“Those long sweet and gentle hugs with his parents melted my heart and watered my eyes,” one viewer wrote.
There’s another comment that would surely make you say “I agree”.
“I don’t care how badass you are how tough when you turn around and see your momma tears are coming.”
It’s true that no matter how brave and tough you think you are, it’s a different story when it’s about your loved ones, especially your mom. The softness in your heart would always prevail.
If you want to see more reunion videos that are related to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, you can visit Militarykind‘s YouTube channel.
It’s filled with heartwarming moments that are also uplifting. There’s even a video compilation of military homecomings and once you watch it, it would surely make you cry.
The said clip has already been viewed over 5.9 million times. You can watch it here.
These videos are just proof of how great it is to have a family. Even though you’re far from them, you would always know that you would be embraced with love once you come back home.
Watch the emotional video below!
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