• fibonacci5150

    instant crocodile tears

    • Steve Rogers

      I don't think that means what you think it does.

      • Charlie_Cheen


        I get what fibo might have been trying to say though. I NEVER cry, almost literally, and I welled up and came close to shedding a few. Very touching. Especially as the older son started walking toward his dad to hug him. Very cool, thanks Chive.

        And especially thank you to the soldier for his service!

        • family_style

          fuck his service, bringing death and misery to the world!

          • Charlie_Cheen

            So are we talking like "death to the infidels" kind of "fuck his service"
            or are we talking like "hurr durr I'm a hippie, end all the wars" kind of "fuck his service" ?

            I mean either way I hope you burn in hell after a long excruciatingly painful death, but I just want to get a mental picture of whom I'm mentally beating with a white hot metal rod…

    • julio

      Captain Killer of civilians in Afghanistan!!!!!!!!

  • Unfkngblvbl

    Dad is Captain Awesome!

    • Jam

      Dad is a killer

      • duh

        yea…usually goes without saying if ANYONE of ANY COUNTRY is in the MILITARY. dip shit

  • Wet_tosti

    Happy birthday! First a post of a lucky dog! Now an even more lucky boy! Oh i hope the swedish bikini team is having a birthday party in the DAR!

  • SChmoop

    Got something in my eye. These videos get me every time without fail.

    • TheAutomaticMan

      Yeah, me too man, this is hands down one of the coolest things ever. I love seeing videos like this.

  • Rob

    These damned things always make me cry.

    • saltygary

      What got me is when his little boy said his name, it was probably the first time the dad heard him talk in person.

  • Pangea250

    I'm at work. I'm crying.

    • Wulf

      Same! I just yawned is what I keep having to say.

    • Charlie_Cheen

      Luckily for Pangea, he works at an onion slicing factory so his empathy will go without taunting.

  • Verbal_Kint

    I'd be lying my ass off is I said I didn't well up… that was wonderful.

  • Bodhi


  • B.Dick

    There is nothing I love more than troops reuniting with their kids.

    • Hunter

      as a military brat myself I couldn't agree more, chive on

    • Silver

      Yes, I guess it takes some of the load off their shoulders after killing other kids

  • Kenny

    great video, that welcomehomeblog has tons of them and they are all pretty awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/dustintad @dustintad

    Damn you chive. Why you make me tear up at work, man?

  • Anonymous

    Merica eff yea

  • mid13

    does somebody have a tissue? this is too cute.

    • Bruno

      Here, take one.

  • https://www.facebook.com/shane.easton1 Shane Easton


  • bfb

    I have 2 kids, and if I had to go to Afghanistan to risk my life… fuck… These guys sacrifice sooooo much for so little in personal return

  • Mike

    Parenting…..Your doing it right!
    Great video!

  • Bob

    😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

  • http://www.cupcakesbymartha.com MarthaJeane

    Homecomings with soldiers & kids = instant tear up

  • jordan

    I love these videos i cant wait for my best friend to come home

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527160308 Mark Binns

      My best friend was in Afghanistan for 8 months. Fuckin hell of a time when he came back, man!

  • MattKL

    Got something in my eye…

  • Spencer_on_Fire

    Awesome dad. That's parenting done right.

  • http://www.thechive.com alleykay

    Aww! 🙂 I love these videos!

  • Red Skull

    The thought is very sweet. But i do have a couple of concerns with this video. First, this kid thinks his dad is Captain America now. Which I guess is't a bad thing. Kids need heroes. Bud I'm getting increasingly frustrated with these welcome home videos where, if the kid doesn't immediately break out into giant bawling tears the parents have to goad the child into a reaction. Put the camera down and just enjoy a quiet reunion. Stop trying to get your child to perform like a trained monkey. Sorry if this offends anyone. No disrespect meant.

    • Red Skull

      PS. Thank you sir for your service. You are appreciated.


        That was pretty douche baggy.

        • Master_Rahl

          what do you expect, it's the frickin' Red Skull. He's no Cap fan, that's a fact.

    • dbq

      but that's just it, the guy was very cool about his kid being in shock, and asked a couple of times if he was alright. He didn't want or expect him to 'perform'. And I'm sure his son thinks he's a hero in any event regardless of the costume…and I reckon he is…

    • burr

      Well he is a hero. No doubt about that. So I don't see the problem. And like dbq said, he asked the kids if they were alright and gave them hugs. It's just a nice little surprise, not really a huge production

    • Byron_Black

      I'm not sure if I agree, but I see your point.

    • army

      so youre obviously not a soldier or related to anyone whose a soldier.

    • KSoldier

      I understand your feelings, but please consider a couple important things. When a Soldier deploys, their kids are hit pretty hard having lost a parent for up to a year, possibly forever. The family is thrown into a near chaotic, very negative situation. Some parents really wish to make the reunion the most memorable and positive for their kids.

      The toughest thing that I had to deal with was after my return from Iraq, having to re-unite with my 2 year old daughter who didn't remember me or know who I was. I was a stranger to my own child.

      I think this was a clever thing taking a character that the kids already knew and revealing him as someone who truly loves them very much. I think when the kids watch this video 10 years from now, they won't feel as you do.

      • https://www.facebook.com/4therush1 Michael J. Wade

        I had to deal with the same thing with my son. Its very hard to walk in the door and say hey I am daddy when they dont know you. It never is an easy thing to deal with. There are time's you dont even want to take R&R becouse it hurts to much to have to say goodbye.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527160308 Mark Binns

      I don't think people are trying to make a production of it for peoples fucking thumbs up on youtube… They record it for family sentiment. I think the coaxing element is just to break the kid out of a daze. The kids are in complete shock, and need a little jumpstart to get their heads going again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/AdamNievesJohnson Adam Johnson

      Red Skull, find the closest bottle of bleach and start chugging. Thank you.

  • Josh

    Love theCHIVE. A site that makes you smile, laugh, and bring tears of joy. Forever a Chiver!


  • mshaw166

    welcome home dad! and thank you!

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