Technology has eased some of the burdens of the long distances and periods apart. Families can email, Skype, and Facetime, but none of those virtual connections can replace the feeling of having your loved one in the same room with you. Members of the military give up time with their families and risk their safety to help keep the rest of us safe. Whatever your politics, it’s hard to argue that these men and women are anything less than heroes.

I’ve watched plenty of homecoming videos but this one is particularly beautiful and heartwarming. Technical Sergeant John Grieten has a son named Joshua; Joshua has Down Syndrome. Grieten worked with Joshua’s teachers to surprise him when he got home. But, Joshua also has a sister, and so, there are even more surprises to come. Both reunions will surely melt your heart and make your day just a little bit happier.

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