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  • MatFrat

    That's pretty awesome stuff!

    • Mr_Taco

      As awesome as that was, that boy has the emotional depth of Kristen Stewart.

  • George W

    What's a Jedi?

    • Ronald Regan

      something lonely man-children fap to.

      • George W

        I'll get the lotion

  • Dachive

    My midichlorians are tingling. KCCO!

  • Turrebo

    The amount of dust here is unbelievable. It keeps getting into my eyes…

    • M Gunn

      Wow, your house too

  • agent smith

    The force is strong in this one. He has the power to make grown men weep.

  • bella

    OMG so sweet and awesome…and make me cry as a baby(I'm a woman and I think I'm aloud to over reacted)….

  • Bob

    This is probably not the right place or time to mention this but these "reunion" videos are nothing but propaganda to get more fools to join or feel good about being in this military effort. The first 1, 2, or 10! were heartfelt but now it has become a farce to watch.

    I would like to see a homecoming video where the soldier wasn't clearly in lower income brackets (this is used to make others in that social class "feel good" about the war). Bush, Rove and Co. drove the economy into the ground with the costs of this war (not that Obama is much better having increased troops – none of these mid upper classes send their kids to war because they are informed and savvy and literate). Twenty cents of every tax dollar goes to the war effort not to mention the cost of vet care once these guys come back.

    Enough already…I get on a rant and I rant…please Chive don't post these corny, cheesy, pathetic and manipulative homecoming videos! Its bad enough seeing them on the local news as often as a mention of a traffic jam. I dunno maybe you are just satisfying demand from the Chive's demographic but please enough…

    • Dachive

      Piss off Bob. KCCO or gtfo. Your making a sweet video about a father coming home a political problem.

    • Chuck

      "Not the right place or time to mention"
      Next time, listen to your own advise first and stfu. Thanks 🙂

    • Babba Booey

      Bob, do us all a favor and jump off a bridge. Our military is an all volunteer force. Anyone who takes the oath of enlistement or is commissioned knows what he/she is getting into. There is no better feeling that the warm loving embrace of your child and loved ones after being away for an extended length of time. Your comment just goes to show how "intelligent" you really are. This dad and all those who serve need to be comended for their service and sacrifice to our country. You on the other hand are a complete and utter douchebag

      • bob

        I apologize for making insensitive remarks here. KCCO is my refuge of hot chicks and I didn't expect to see the umpteenth surprise/homecoming video.

        A buddy of mine joined the military some years ago and even though I urged him not to supported by 1000 facts, he did go. As I predicted his life fell apart. I mean like a 40's country song fell-apart. Was stationed somewhere his recruiter specifically said he would not go, lost his wife (she cheated out of loneliness), kid (has joint custody but c'mon y'know what that really is), and his wife spent most of their savings so he came back to nothing $.

        I feel sorry for those poor guys who "know what they are getting into". The commendations rarely amount to anything more than discounted admissions to State Fairs for most of these soldiers and are just unsubstantive lip-service praises by local-yokel politicians. Enough.

        p.s. I never got why being called a "douchebag" was offensive. I mean I love pussy! Next to being reborn a NFL'er or bird, the short sweet life of a douchebag is at the top of my wish-list ( for a hot chick of course).

        Sorry Againz. KCCO.

        • Josh

          Don't like it, don't watch it. The troops serve voluntarily. Don't do them a disservice by making rude remarks about them.

        • guest

          "My death did not change the world; it may be tough for you to justify its meaning at all. But there is a greater meaning to it. Perhaps I did not change the world. Perhaps there is still injustice in the world. But there will be a child who will live because men left the security they enjoyed in their home country to come to his. And this child will learn in the new schools that have been built. He will walk his streets not worried about whether or not his leader's henchmen are going to come and kidnap him. He will grow into a fine man who will pursue every opportunity his heart could desire. He will have the gift of freedom, which I have enjoyed for so long. If my life buys the safety of a child who will one day change this world, then I know that it was all worth it."

          Final letter of Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. William Stacey, who was killed January 31 by an IED while on foot patrol in Afghanistan.

          • https://www.facebook.com/dawn.tague1 Dawn Tague

            thank you for sharing that!

        • Vols fan

          I have an idea…lets pull all these homecoming videos because my buddies wife is a giant whore…great idea Bob.

          You don't have to support the war or all the lies that started it but anyone who has a soul would support the troops. I'm proud to support the men and women who fight in the war. And like Josh said you don't have to watch it…or comment on it either.

          • Tom LikesUs
        • 87EddieMac

          You aren't sorry for making the comments, you are sorry you got called out on your bullshit. Go ahead and hit the little x on the upper right and you can go off and meet your real peers over on 4chan.

          • https://www.facebook.com/dawn.tague1 Dawn Tague

            I agree with you except that I think that his "sorry" was just being a smart ass and condescending jerk (since he seems to enjoy being a douchebag as he says)… ppl like him disgust me. Fine dont like the war but dont hate on the ppl who are fighting it for us!

        • "M"

          @ BOB…..You're An A$$ Son !!!

    • upy3rz

      As one who served…Go Fuck Yourself, Bob.

      • Tru Chiver

        OMG THAT MAKES YOU A GOD AND TOTALLY RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!!! LET ME SUCK YOUR PEE PEE!!! KCCO

        • BOB

          OK! Are you hot? Wait how hot are you? Chivette-esqe? You're not a guy impersonating a woman are you? Fuck it. I don't care as long as you are HOT male/female doesn't matter. DEAL!

      • http://www.facebook.com/justina.godsell Justina Godsell

        Ditto
        I proudly served, I am also permanently disabled due to an accident while serving…. I DON'T REGRET A SINGLE SECOND OF MY SERVICE!
        Until you've worn the uniform… you have no right to open your mouth about it!

        • https://www.facebook.com/dawn.tague1 Dawn Tague

          My family and loved ones all thank you for all that you have done for our country. It is outstanding and giving folks like you that make it so that jackass has the rights to say the stupid shit that he does. But I am not thanking you for that reason lol….
          THANK YOU TO ANY AND ALL VETERANS!!!

      • https://www.facebook.com/dawn.tague1 Dawn Tague

        THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SERVICES…

      • https://www.facebook.com/dawn.tague1 Dawn Tague

        THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICES…

    • Romanian Judge

      Bob, congratulations. Gold Medal for being a dick. New World Record.

      • Russian judge

        Bob, just read what you wrote about, state fair discounts?
        Fuck you, plain and simple. I'm trying to Kcco here, I'd rather you stood behind your first comment than waffle, backtrack, attempt to be witty and win the crowd back. I don't think chive is for you, you seem like more of a gorilla mask or super boohyah clown. True chivers aren't here ogle and objectify women, we appreciate beauty in all it's many forms. Like the beauty of a man providing for his family, even of it means being away 14 months and risking his life to do it and coming home with a surprise that a casual observer won't ever forget, let alone his own son.
        Ps, get fucked bob.

    • "M"

      What An A$$ You Are !!!

    • Jfree

      I fail to see how these videos are "propaganda". Are you seriously trying to imply that a high school student scouring TheChive, or the internet in general is going to see a video of a serviceman/women come home from their deployment (protecting your rights and freedoms to be the absolute moron you have proven yourself to be, none-the-less) and suddenly think "hey! I think I'm going to go ahead and join the military just so I can record a video like this when I finally come home!"?

      Get bent.

      I am not, and have no intention to join the military, these videos do not sway me in anyway to change my mind. But I do have a dozen friends in all branches of our fine military.

      I am a firm believer that service men/women are born, not made. I've had friends use the military as a "last resort" something it sounds like your "buddy" tried. and in the end, things didn't work out well for them. On the flip side, I have a friend that, from the day I met him in middle school, wanted to be a soldier; his brother was K.I.A. while we were in high school, and that only strengthened his drive and determination to make it, he has volunteered for multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He could not be any happier with the situation he is in, despite the hardships he has faced with the military before even being a member of it.

      So I repeat, Get. Bent.

      You clearly don't understand TheChive, How it operates, or what it truly means to be a member of this incredible community of strangers.

    • bob

      Wow. Not one single person was sympathetic to what I said even though I apologized. Of course I stand behind every word I wrote. I didn't backtrack or waffle, rather I realized that I made my initial comment very spontaneously on a board in which it was not appropriate nor would be appreciated.

      Of course I respect people who serve in the military. Not because of all the dogma you presented that makes your eyes well up and your lips quiver bringing up military personnel, but because those who serve are in the end people just like me.

      To say I'm a dick or stfu or whatever doesn't really affect me as my words don't affect you; and they shouldn't – draw your own conclusions. I will say that an argument that cannot be answered with logic is often answered with anger.

      Remember you are watching a moment in the life so before your eyes well up and your lips quiver with emotion think of the moments you DO NOT see. You don't see the stress of separation on marriages, infidelity (fucking rampant in the military), financial difficulties/low pay, benefits being denied, kids lives being torn apart due to separation.

      Just spend two minutes looking up long-term statistics about the military: deployment, employment + what industries do they work in upon return, divorce rates, benefits, vet hospital quality, recruitment tactics, benefits actually given, re-upment rates, wages earned during service, etc. I'm not really liberal and believe that there should have been a draft just because this war effort has turned into a class war no different than Wall St. interests vs. the rest of U.S. And while these sappy videos are supposed to make your eyes well up and bring a lump to your throat ask yourself why almost NO ONE in middle plus higher socioeconomic classes serves – its not because they aren't patriotic.

      Hey, I'm not here to convince you of anything. Do your own homework. I would be very surprised if you didn't make the same conclusions. KCFO.

    • toomuchsdrr

      Couldn't agree with you more, though I appreciate the feeling of goodwill that spontaneously arises during one of these, I also, like you understand the context… and it ain't all roses.

      • BOB

        Thanks for getting my back, dude!

        I forgot to mention one of my websites that show what an A$$ and
        "douchebag" I REALLY AM. I suggest you check it out and see me for the "ass hammer" I am in all my glory. Also since obviously sappy, unintentional propaganda videos make you cry – you'll get a reality check! Don't forget the Kleenex!………..pinterest.com/inlovingmemory…………KCFO! 😉

      • https://www.facebook.com/dawn.tague1 Dawn Tague

        I dont think that ANYONE thinks that it is all roses… I think that they are just enjoying seeing someone who has gone through complete hell and back finally home and enjoying their families and loved ones. Anyone who thinks that someone who gave their time and lives to this war just comes home and its all over and done with in their minds and hearts is definitely in the wrong. Nobody could actually be THAT out of touch with reality to NOT guess (since we werent there to see for ourselves) the horrors that many of these servicepeople have seen and gone through.
        It just seemed sort of out of place for "Bob" to of brought all of that out from seeing a proud family wanting to share their special day with the rest of the world. Everything that he said could of been said on another forum and would of been taken more seriously and without as much backlash.

    • BOB

      On second thought, I think its about time that we got to see some "AwayGoing" videos. What I mean is military families from the American Midwest popping up in the middle of Fallujah and surprising the dads who are serving in the military. That would be pretty awesome if an Afghani cave was about to be raided and out pops the wife and junior to greet a soldier. Or how about someone's kid popping out of an army locker in Iraq!

      • bob

        Or a video of me..masturbating with crisco..to the FFA catalog ….in my parent's basement.. where I've lived these past 15 years…since I was 16…eating lean pockets….drinking sunny d lite…with my pants off. Until later.. when I'll hop on my mom's bike and ride down to the corner store..to re-fill my big gulp again…."Free Refills!!!" WHAT WHAT!! Then it's back to super booyah.com….so I can "relate" to my self again, and talk shit about soldiers on message boards, with my buddy..who's wife cheated on him while he was a scout master….I mean..uh…Navy seal….SEAL TEAM 6! NO MORE FAMILY SURPRISE PROPAGANDA!!! I'm BOB! Seriously.
        OK, Later dudes and don't forget….Keep Calm… I'm a dick.

    • http://www.facebook.com/galarzausarmy Salvador Galarza

      I agree, enough of the rant, but don't give up on the one's that don't post because they have a better story to tell. There are those who post to make their lives enjoyable, and there are those that don't post because of opsec. If you see a post or video on the internet it's because they never saw the true FACE of WAR.

    • https://www.facebook.com/dawn.tague1 Dawn Tague

      I agree with you… it wasnt the right place nor time to of mentioned that. I dont care to hear negativity from someone who has a "beef" with the families showing the world how proud of their loved one they are! I will watch every single one of these heart warming videos of homecoming soldiers until the day that they are not needed because the war is over. Is it hurting you to see families excited to see their daddys or mommys home after not seeing them for months on end? No it is not. It is your choice to turn the channel or to NOT click that link to watch them. So DONT and DONT bother us with your negativity.

  • bob

    I think that kid is autistic. Doubly sad.

    • Ch8ew

      obviously. any kid that gets excited about star wars has to be retarded.

  • bob

    Reminded me of watching "The Cleveland Show" where an army recruiter comes up to Cleveland and asks him if his son would be interested in joining the military. Cleveland's reply "Sorry, we're not poor."

    • 87eddiemac

      good to see the Cleveland Show is still hitting their target demographic of "18-25 year old semi-literate internet trolls"

  • Chuck

    Chewy really let it go

  • RobTalk

    Pretty freakin' awesome. Especially 3:03….stormtrooper rifle salute!

    • Master_Rahl

      I noticed the same, so cool to see everyone getting into the act. The kid's smile and hug with dad really did it for me.

  • Giblets

    Damn leaky eyes….

  • Bacon Cheese Fries

    The Force is strong with this one!

  • Ron

    That's friggin awesome!

  • Livin' Legend

    He hugged Chewbacca as enthusiastically as he hugged his dad. The boy is a true fan!

  • paw

    I like how the boy just said " Hi" to his Dad!! The Chive makes my day AGAIN!! KCCO!!

    Ps. Bob is … aw fuck.. you all know!!

  • Lowrent75

    Simply glorious. I love these videos even if Bob up there is an ass hammer.

  • CHRIS & JEN

    Hey Bob, what an ass its family time and joy. What a down'er you must be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.searcy Joshua Searcy

    Newsflash Bob. Most military families(mine included) are low income. We're not being portrayed that way, it's the truth.

    • https://www.facebook.com/dawn.tague1 Dawn Tague

      I think he means it as that the lower income people are the only ones "dumb enough" to fall for the governments crap and will go to war. That is MY take on his rambling and I may be wrong? But I believe that anyone who goes into the military especially during wartime is a hero and I wish that they were paid ALOT more money than they are so that their families arent suffering financially while their loved ones are over there fighting for our rights and our freedoms… they are already suffering enough emotionally and mentally as it is.

  • Average John

    Come on, Chive! Why you gotta make a brotha get all teary eyed on a Monday morning?! :'-)

  • cels0_o

    Someone must be cutting onions near me

  • Greg R.

    So much dust in the air at my office. I must go talk to HR about getting the ventilation fixed in here.

  • Matt

    Star wars and onions, I lost it. I need to go home and hug my kids.

  • Rich

    That was great…always happy to see a soldier be reunited with their family

  • Daniel

    That´s awesome!!!! he´s gotta be the father of the year!!!! WELCOME HOME SOLDIER, I SEE YOU RETURNED AS A JEDI… MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU AND WITH YOUR AWESOME KID!!!!!

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