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Date: 10/07/08 06:09 AM

159 Responses to Dad Surprises Son at School

  1. Profile photo of Jujubean3333
    Jujubean3333 Female 13-17
    300 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 7:58 am
    Link: Dad Surprises Son at School - Dad comes home from Iraq and surprises his son at school. I was balling my eyes out.
  2. Profile photo of zippo121
    zippo121 Male 18-29
    123 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 8:04 am
    Jeez! This is old!But still touching! I cryed a little! ARRRRGH
  3. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 8:07 am
    This little boy is very, very, very lucky...

    ...and that`s all I will say.

  4. Profile photo of deanmalenko
    deanmalenko Male 18-29
    351 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 8:10 am
    "hey daddy lets go home to mommy and the postman"
    or:
    "Hey daddy mommy and your best friend from highschool cried eyery night and mommy even prayed to god to make it stop"
  5. Profile photo of kookamonga
    kookamonga Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 8:11 am
    for the gleam in someone`s eyes, bring em home, bring em home...
  6. Profile photo of KingofFreaks
    KingofFreaks Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 8:21 am
    There`s one reason this seems sickly rather than touching.
    The bloody music.
  7. Profile photo of Raccoon
    Raccoon Female 18-29
    340 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 8:34 am
    *awwww*

    Seriously, that made me just bawl!!

  8. Profile photo of Lusien
    Lusien Male 18-29
    26 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 8:39 am
    Bawling* Balling sounds like it`s horrifying or terrible. Bawling is crying
  9. Profile photo of vicious_liar
    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 8:41 am
    Am I really the only one that doesn`t care?
  10. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
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    October 7, 2008 at 8:42 am
    "hey daddy lets go home to mommy and the postman"
    That was in BAD taste.


  11. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
    1212 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 8:43 am
    "Am I really the only one that doesn`t care?"

    Pretty much.

  12. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 8:52 am
    boho, and don`t care
  13. Profile photo of deanmalenko
    deanmalenko Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 8:53 am
    I know it`s bad taste but somebody has to tell it.. and by the way you did say it`s in bad taste.. not that it`s wrong :)hell am I lucky for not having to go to the army because of a ruptured and operated ligament in my knee :) ( remember kids.. "f*ed up knee = free"
  14. Profile photo of Marsilvanian
    Marsilvanian Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 8:54 am
    Now they are getting "awwsss", and after that they send more troops to Iraq or some elsewhere...
  15. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 8:56 am
    Touching.
  16. Profile photo of Raccoon
    Raccoon Female 18-29
    340 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 9:00 am
    Marsil, I`m more emotional because it`s a kid who`s missed his father for SEVEN MONTHS and is surprised by his dad coming home, while he`s at school. How lucky is that kid? How lucky is the dad!

    I really hope they get those troops out soon...

  17. Profile photo of sup_weenie
    sup_weenie Female 18-29
    335 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 9:02 am
    damn you.

    now i have to reapply my makeup for school >_<

  18. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    October 7, 2008 at 9:05 am
    Wow, tough crowd. It amazes me to see how many people can`t put their political views aside to enjoy a brief tale about humanism.

    And to those who wrote that you "don`t care`: that`s pure B.S., if you REALLY didn`t care, you wouldn`t have bothered posting that you don`t care; you`d have just moved on to the next video like I`m sure those who truly didn`t care did. Tools.

  19. Profile photo of Clayboy
    Clayboy Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 9:14 am
    Oh man the canned music is so annoying. It sounds like it should be from A Beautiful Mind or something... or that it was stolen from that music. I think if they just showed the piece without the bad music it would have been better and more real feeling.
  20. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 9:16 am
    I can kinda relate to this, when I was 7 my Dad moved early to North Carolina to start a job while my Mom and us kids stayed in PA for a few months.

    We had a going away party and my Dad came up from NC as a surprise and the reaction was somewhat like that.

    But this kid has definitely got a reason to be much happier, I`m happy his father is safe and sound.

    And come on Nidonemo, I know its war, and I know there are way too many children without fathers because of it, but in relative terms of other wars, Iraq isn`t terribly violent at all. Especially now, you probably have a greater chance of dying in DC than in Iraq.

    Nevertheless, it could of happened, but it didn`t. And there are rightly so a lot more `Awws` in the world because of it.

  21. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 9:16 am
    Isn`t it rude for the father to allow cameras to record his son`s reaction?
  22. Profile photo of sup_weenie
    sup_weenie Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 9:19 am
    "Isn`t it rude for the father to allow cameras to record his son`s reaction? "

    i dont think its rude, he just trying to show others his experience.

  23. Profile photo of PostModern
    PostModern Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 9:26 am
    what a bastard.
    i would be like dad, go back to iraq. srsly.
  24. Profile photo of Stacks
    Stacks Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 9:43 am
    WELL, now I`m crying like a big girl. This is really nice though. THAT KID! So happy! *sniff sniff*
  25. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2008 at 9:46 am
    Some of you had some serious family abuse when you were kids so heartless
  26. Profile photo of Lou-Saydus
    Lou-Saydus Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 9:58 am
    lame.
  27. Profile photo of 1williamsg
    1williamsg Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 9:59 am
    now i just feel sorry for the other kids who will never get the chance for this to happen to them
  28. Profile photo of Lorah
    Lorah Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 10:01 am
    awh... so cute. :) what a sweet video
  29. Profile photo of scorpio28
    scorpio28 Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 10:03 am
    ohhh how sweet! this one should totally have been the awww of the day!
  30. Profile photo of mandilee
    mandilee Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 10:05 am
    I can`t believe how heartless some of y`all are. My father was in the Navy for 25 years, missed a total of 10 years of my life (I`m 20) due to deployments and misc. trips. Every time he came home, it was like this for my family. Growing up in the military is not just "Oh my Dad/Mom leaves for a bit because the Navy/Army/Marines/Air Force deployed them". It`s a "Dad/Mom is gone, pray every night that you don`t see the black SUV and uniformed men walk up to your door". Even if they`re not deployed to a war, they`re still risking their lives every time they leave.

    That boy and his father are incredibly lucky; as is my family. My Dad went to Iraq twice before he retired and thankfully came home both times. For those of you who don`t care, I`d like to see you grow up in the military, be only 7 years old and know the harsh reality that when you see your parent off to a deployment that could be the last time you see them.

  31. Profile photo of spookybee
    spookybee Female 30-39
    190 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 10:11 am
    my husband was due to come hom in June but in May we snuck him home and i picked my son up early to go see Iron Man. while we wer standing in line, my husband popped out and said, "You werent supposed to see Iron Man without me!" my son, who is extremely hard to surprise, gasped and stared at him for a long time until my husband said, "well do i get a hug?" that`s one of my favorite memories! *sniff*
  32. Profile photo of webcamwanker
    webcamwanker Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 10:11 am
    they fight for your freedom, you ungrateful bastards
  33. Profile photo of pizzabob18
    pizzabob18 Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 10:13 am
    That was a very touching video.

    Hopefully the war will be over soon so hid dad can spend time with him more often.

    Also, enough with this "I don`t care" nonsense. I bet all of you who say that would feel the same as the kid if you were in this scenario.

  34. Profile photo of xcure
    xcure Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 10:25 am
    Dont do that poo again. I was having a happy day, and then I seen this drating video, yea i drating cried a little, kill me draters. Damn that was tough.
  35. Profile photo of dec26girl
    dec26girl Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 10:27 am
    very sweet. I`m glad to see things like this here on IAB.
  36. Profile photo of mustard93
    mustard93 Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 10:32 am
    Wow.. that moved me.

  37. Profile photo of Novem006
    Novem006 Female 18-29
    700 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 10:41 am
    aww.. that was so happy but sad.. ya know?
  38. Profile photo of keg74
    keg74 Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2008 at 10:47 am
    That was touching.
  39. Profile photo of dreadqueen00
    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 10:48 am
    Aw geez, repost from a while back...why you gotta make me cry, IAB?
  40. Profile photo of theforrest
    theforrest Male 18-29
    118 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 10:56 am
    Wow, i really did almost cry..
  41. Profile photo of Spiralz2k8
    Spiralz2k8 Male 13-17
    284 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 11:02 am
    I Never Knew IAB Had A Soft Side...
  42. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 11:04 am
    I didnt feel a thing, does that mean Im all empty inside? or was it just a crappy media war-brain-washing video?
  43. Profile photo of mise
    mise Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 11:09 am
    I got a little...something in my eye...
  44. Profile photo of AahNold
    AahNold Male 30-39
    375 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 11:17 am
    I didnt feel a thing, does that mean Im all empty inside? or was it just a crappy media war-brain-washing video?

    Yes you are empty inside, douche

  45. Profile photo of Coco_popsrox
    Coco_popsrox Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 11:26 am
    talk about exploition..

  46. Profile photo of zhontonjane
    zhontonjane Female 50-59
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    October 7, 2008 at 11:26 am
    Got a little misty eyed myself. But, you know, it`s all about coming home after doing your job. Dad comes home from work, the kids run to greet him. (At least we did). This little boy is one of the fortunate ones, his Dad did come home. God Bless all the service men and women who are doing their job for us. Come home safe.
  47. Profile photo of xdonutx
    xdonutx Female 13-17
    223 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 11:27 am
    So..uh..my contacts aren`t dry anymore

    This reminds me of that video with the little girl singing about her brother over in Iraq.

    this girl:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVFF98kNg...

    If I watch that every day I won`t ever need eye drops again.

  48. Profile photo of zomgimonfire
    zomgimonfire Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 11:33 am
    oh my gosh! that was sooo sweeet!!!! i wanted to cry ;_;
  49. Profile photo of Sammichiaki1
    Sammichiaki1 Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 11:36 am
    Awwww :(
  50. Profile photo of Toolchick101
    Toolchick101 Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 11:50 am
    Oh that had me bawling.

    I can`t wait til my husband comes home from Iraq...24 days left :D

  51. Profile photo of 5k3tch
    5k3tch Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 11:55 am
    awe....i cried and normally that sh*t doesn`t effect me
  52. Profile photo of Invisible2U
    Invisible2U Female 30-39
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    October 7, 2008 at 12:04 pm
    Oh My GOD, that was so sweet!!! **SOB-SNIFFLE-BAWL**
  53. Profile photo of LemonTarte
    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 12:06 pm
    That was pretty moving.
  54. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 12:07 pm
    Damn it. I cried.

    I tried so hard not to!!

  55. Profile photo of SiriusLives
    SiriusLives Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    Made my eyes wet, that`s for sure.
  56. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 12:27 pm
    dawww thats so sweet.

    if you don`t care why watch it, the title made it pretty clear what was gonna happen

  57. Profile photo of DragonWinter
    DragonWinter Female 13-17
    118 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 12:28 pm
    I teared

    not gunna lie.

    the music just made it worse

  58. Profile photo of imatwirp
    imatwirp Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 12:36 pm
    Even though this vid has been posted like three times, it still gets to me.
  59. Profile photo of MissMage
    MissMage Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 12:41 pm
    The American Beauty music in the background sort of kills it. This particular piece makes me think of nothing but swirling bags, jailbait, and brains leaking all over kitchen tables. >_<
  60. Profile photo of rro
    rro Female 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 12:57 pm
    I didnt feel a thing, does that mean Im all empty inside? or was it just a crappy media war-brain-washing video?

    Same here.

  61. Profile photo of NOFX14
    NOFX14 Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 1:06 pm
    I mean sure, its nice for the kid to have his dad again but what about that makes people cry? It was like 15 seconds of a little boy crying and running up to his dad. honestly seeing that doesnt make me automatically bawl my eyes out. I dont understand how the music made it bad, it was 4 piano chords.
  62. Profile photo of piggyxuu
    piggyxuu Female 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    ooh man :/
    its so cute
    i did cry a bit though.
    becuhs i kinda felt his happiness
  63. Profile photo of DemonicVixen
    DemonicVixen Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    If Obama were elected, the whole country will need tissues... All the mommies and daddies will be coming back... And all the children will as well.. What a day that will be.
  64. Profile photo of catlikegrace
    catlikegrace Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 1:46 pm
    Man...I read the description about it making people cry and I thought, "That`s stupid, it won`t make me cry" and damn it, it did.
  65. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2008 at 1:47 pm
    "If Obama were elected, the whole country will need tissues... All the mommies and daddies will be coming back... And all the children will as well.. What a day that will be."

    You should know that your statement is full of high hopes. Not trying to start any type of flame war here or who ise better for president debate... just saying... it doesn`t matter who gets elected. We will stay there for years to come. Even the anti-war mongers know this. If you don`t believe me now... you will. Just remember this message about five years from now and you will see.

  66. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    Didn`t cry (nearly did though). Kids crying always set me off...

    888th post w00t

  67. Profile photo of MillyTheKidd
    MillyTheKidd Female 13-17
    86 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 1:51 pm
    jesus how the hell did that make me bawl my eyes out as well?

    im guna need tissues
    DAMMIT!!

  68. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 1:55 pm
    Hah. Same here. XP
  69. Profile photo of ParasyT
    ParasyT Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    doesn`t that kid know to raise your hand before you get up?
  70. Profile photo of Mweebles
    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 1:59 pm
    I lost a contact lens bawling my eyes out :(
  71. Profile photo of Sirugel
    Sirugel Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 2:28 pm
    You guys are making me feel like Satan.
    I was totally emotionless through the whole thing :/
  72. Profile photo of amandalea
    amandalea Female 13-17
    182 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 2:34 pm
    Those damn poverty and abused animal commercials don`t even make me cry. Even the animal shelter ones where they show the kittens all frail and whatnot...
    HOW THE HECK DID THIS GET TO ME?
    *wipes eyes*
  73. Profile photo of yankee15
    yankee15 Male 30-39
    263 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 2:35 pm
    Stop crying! Be a man god damnit!
  74. Profile photo of michaelcsr
    michaelcsr Male 40-49
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    October 7, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    I saw this video on here about a year ago. I saved it in my favorites. But, a year later, it`s the only thing on IAB that has ever made me tear up.
  75. Profile photo of MetroStation
    MetroStation Female 13-17
    140 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    that made me cry.
    haha.
  76. Profile photo of YinYang78
    YinYang78 Male 13-17
    876 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 2:56 pm
    Wow... I didn`t cry at all. Not even a little emotion came to me. When the camera flash was there I imagined one of those black box pictures of him XD I laughed a little though. Does that make me evil?
  77. Profile photo of Bridget49
    Bridget49 Female 13-17
    231 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 2:56 pm
    Oh, did you see his face? D:
    That`s so sweet. :D
  78. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 3:17 pm
    The music made it seem like he thought he was dead or something then came back to life. :P
  79. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 3:26 pm
    AWWW! Kids crying, no matter the reason, always pull at my heart strings.
  80. Profile photo of matsuri_aka
    matsuri_aka Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    That was really sweet.
  81. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 3:48 pm
    God damnit. Just when I thought I had made myself reject emotion... BAM.

    Damnit. T_T

  82. Profile photo of FreakinKeith
    FreakinKeith Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    Dang, It didn`t quite hit me until the slowmo.
  83. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 4:13 pm
    God, I hate war. Can`t we all just get along?
  84. Profile photo of Zoto
    Zoto Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 4:14 pm
    this made me tear up a little. great thing, great thing.
  85. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 4:15 pm
    That made my heart hurt... Maybe it`s because I lost my father, or maybe it`s just the emotion on the kid`s face... I dunno. But it made me feel.
  86. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 4:18 pm
    Woo hoo!
    I just realized I actually do have feelings!
  87. Profile photo of shadowx180
    shadowx180 Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    This is why we have war to fight for what really matters to us.
  88. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    October 7, 2008 at 4:31 pm
    Awwww of the day? Meh. What I would have liked to see was when he walked into the room, all the kids jump up and shout "Fascist Invader! Murderer! Torturer!" and tie him up and burn him at the stake for his part in one of the biggest crimes of the century.

    (Let the flaming begin)

  89. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 4:36 pm
    It defeats the purpose to say, "Let the flaming begin," because then it`s obvious you`re just being a troll and no one is really going to take the bait.
  90. Profile photo of Burnsy777
    Burnsy777 Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 4:39 pm
    vv obvious troll is obvious
  91. Profile photo of robbery525
    robbery525 Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 4:46 pm
    lionhart, he did not commit the crimes, he was just sent there. i respect and support the marines and the army for being deployeed, but i dont necessarily support the war or its cause.

    and i shed a teaer or two :]

  92. Profile photo of Jujubean3333
    Jujubean3333 Female 13-17
    300 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 4:52 pm
    alright, my bad..

    *bawling

  93. Profile photo of AahNold
    AahNold Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2008 at 4:59 pm
    Lionheart, I bet you wouldn`t have the balls to say something like that in the presence of soldiers returning from Iraq. Pretty tough behind a keyboard you pussy. Go suck a dick
  94. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 5:11 pm
    Shame I like the nice wood coffins,
    IS HE JOKING? WHO KNOWS?
  95. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
    1556 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 5:14 pm
    Anybody seen my club? maybe I left it under the bridge....
  96. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    Would of been better with the snarky news anchor in the background
  97. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    -sobs- awh D:
  98. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    would love to see a longer version
  99. Profile photo of nycballa890
    nycballa890 Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    awwwwww, now i really understand why these soldiers need to be home more often, one of the most touching scenes i`ve ever seen in my whole life
  100. Profile photo of verus
    verus Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 6:12 pm
    epic tears :`(
  101. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    October 7, 2008 at 6:24 pm
    > AahNold
    > I bet you wouldn`t have the balls to say something like that in the presence of soldiers returning from Iraq

    I *AM* a soldier returned from Iraq, Australia was part of the "Coalition of the Willing" in case you didn`t know. Having been there, I can tell you we had no right to be there. It was a classic case of Occupation. And it was all about the oil, nobody ever believed there were WMDs there. SNAFU.

  102. Profile photo of Septemberex
    Septemberex Female 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 6:31 pm
    hahaha... "balling."

    But I was *ahem* "Bawling" my eyes out when I saw that. Poor kid...

  103. Profile photo of neveryours
    neveryours Female 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 6:38 pm
    wow...
    i just got in a BIG fight with my dad like 5 minutes ago...
    i feel stupid

    *crying prefusely*

  104. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    October 7, 2008 at 6:53 pm
    Awww. I cried a little bit. Thing like this always get to me.
  105. Profile photo of Lilith8984
    Lilith8984 Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2008 at 7:11 pm
    That was so sweet!
  106. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    October 7, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    Hey, guess what kid? Life is going to be giving you all kinds of surprises you could have been made aware of before hand but people wanted to just f with you. And some of them aren`t going to be nice at all. Hope you learned your life lesson as to never trust an adult to give you all the facts when you should have had them.
  107. Profile photo of AahNold
    AahNold Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2008 at 7:28 pm
    Lionhart

    What a coincidence, I am a soldier too, a marine in case you didn`t know. I don`t believe that you are actually a soldier, I have never heard a soldier wish death on another fighting on the same side. Maybe they should have burnt you on a stake when you got home. Get bent

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    Sobii Female 13-17
    264 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    im sorry but the lady with the camera just ruined it
  109. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
    1604 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    I`ve seen this before and it makes me cry every time.
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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 7:58 pm
    awww bless hes little cotton socks.. :`)
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    Calibur15 Male 18-29
    229 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 8:08 pm
    I`m not gonna lie, i teared up, didn`t cry, but they where pushing :")... That`s really touching
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    Coodude26 Male 13-17
    340 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    The slow mo killed me :`)
  113. Profile photo of dynoburger
    dynoburger Male 13-17
    92 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 8:15 pm
    i support the troops and lionhart just doesnt support america... sad little guy

    USA! USA!

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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 8:15 pm
    o wow i cried... that really was beautiful.

    and furthermore, lionheart you`re a (very impolite word here)

  115. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 8:57 pm
    He cried like a little girl... didn`t his dad died in the war?

    Yeah, they dont talk about that bit a lot.

  116. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 8:58 pm
    "i support the troops and lionhart just doesnt support america"

    uh... why the f*ck should he... he`s Australian. I know its hard to believe but the world doesnt revolve around America... in fact, geologically speaking, itd be pretty f*ckin catastrophic if it did.

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    schecter5 Male 18-29
    406 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 9:50 pm
    $10 says the kid is going to be made fun of for crying like a little girl infront of his class.

    good to see another troop homesafe. hows about the rest now?

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    AahNold Male 30-39
    375 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 10:22 pm
    i-am-emo

    I think you missed the point, lionpussy is just an non-nice individual like yourself. It has nothing to do with the world revolving around USA. The guy is just a dic

  119. Profile photo of xxmiranda
    xxmiranda Female 13-17
    235 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 11:16 pm
    Listen, I`m going to be blunt here from an Australian`s point of view:
    You Americans are the reason we`re in Iraq in the first place. Sure, it`s nice warm fuzzy scenes when your soldiers return home, but for us, it`s just you returning home from something that should have never happened in the first place. We don`t support Bush or America, and most of us think that the alliance that makes our soldiers stay in Iraq is total bullsh*t. Show me a scene of an Australian soldier returning home to their kids and I`ll be happy. But show me a scene of an American soldier coming home to their kids and it`s just they never should have left in the first place.

    From the daughter of an soldier in Iraq.

  120. Profile photo of elljay
    elljay Female 18-29
    41 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 11:32 pm
    Man you people with your political views. Can`t you just apreciate it for what it is? A kid who hasn`t seen his dad for ages finally sees him. Do you really have to degrade somebody just because they`re in a war that you don`t approve of? Faggots.
  121. Profile photo of elljay
    elljay Female 18-29
    41 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 11:33 pm
    I hate this stupid war as much as anyone else but come on...
  122. Profile photo of AahNold
    AahNold Male 30-39
    375 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 12:36 am
    xxmiranda

    I`m going to be blunt from an American point of view,

    We are not the reason you are here, your government made that decision to come here, you were not forced, the decision was not made by a 13-17 year old child, we have 5,000 troops to every one of yours here, none of us get a "warm fuzzy" feeling about watching our loved ones die in Iraq, we don`t give a s_hit if you don`t "support" USA or the war or Bush, and most of us don`t "support" the war either.

    You should think things out more clearly before you open your ignorant mouth.

  123. Profile photo of AahNold
    AahNold Male 30-39
    375 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 12:42 am
    Man you people with your political views. Can`t you just apreciate it for what it is? A kid who hasn`t seen his dad for ages finally sees him. Do you really have to degrade somebody just because they`re in a war that you don`t approve of?

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    I guess he understands the point of the video

  124. Profile photo of bonzoello
    bonzoello Male 18-29
    228 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 12:43 am
    the reason that is touching has nothing to do with war. we all want to be 6 years old and hug our dad. its innocence and purity that we are nostalgic for. also, the soft piano music adds the "emotional touch."

    maybe it was a piano made out of heart strings???

  125. Profile photo of Xeluu
    Xeluu Female 18-29
    24 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 2:30 am
    :3 Warm fuzzies. Glad the little boy`s father came home.

    And to the Australians complaining: It`s not about a U.S. soldier coming home, it`s about a little boy who was missing his dad, and probably got the surprise of his life. I`d feel the exact same warm fuzzies regardless of what nationality, race, etc the people were.

  126. Profile photo of Lorodiam
    Lorodiam Male 18-29
    189 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 3:20 am
    Its nice to see the kid happy, but it was only 7 months.
  127. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 6:15 am
    "I know its hard to believe but the world doesnt revolve around America..."

    That`s funny... it seems to me that much of the world revolves around this whole financial thing going on. (but, granted I don`t think we are the sole cause of the current financial state of affairs so i will let this point go) Everyone likes our movies and we contribute greatly to science and technology. The entire world benefits from that as well and they try to emulate it. Unfortunately when it comes to war... it`s not "What have you done for me" it`s "what have you done for me LATELY". People don`t ever seem to wanna give credit where it`s due. For instance, I respect the hell out of Canada for their heroic help on D-Day. Without them it would have been tough. I`m a Marine and I recognize this. It`s not all about the US... but we are the major player. We are not sorry about it. If Australia doesn`t want to be allies then man-up and don`t be. You should be thankful you don`t s

  128. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 6:16 am
    ...Speak for your country.
  129. Profile photo of FireEmerald
    FireEmerald Male 13-17
    174 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 7:34 am
    At the same time, Lorodiam, he`s only 6. He wouldn`t understand would he? Wouldn`t he have natural worries and thoughts of him never coming back?
  130. Profile photo of FireEmerald
    FireEmerald Male 13-17
    174 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 7:38 am
    I`m sorry xxmiranda but I have to comment.

    When you say `We don`t care about bush` etc I assume you mean Australia. I don`t want to be mean but how the hell would a 13-17 year old girl know the opinions and views of 21 million people?

    And `show me an Australian and i`ll be happy`?
    Shouldn`t the Americans then have the right to say show me an American, if you have the right?
    Especially if it`s `Their Fault`.

    Please don`t be idiotic and illogical. Just state your opinion unbiased.

  131. Profile photo of mandilee
    mandilee Female 18-29
    25 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 7:51 am
    xxmiranda,

    I was a military brat as well. My Dad was in the Navy (USA) for 25 years, he retired when I was 19. He went to Iraq twice before he retired. Honestly, I don`t truly believe that you`re a military brat. A true military brat would be happy to see ANY father/mother no matter what country they`re from come home to their family. I still cry when I see other fathers and mothers come home, I cry when I see them come home when they are in the military for other countries. It`s all about that common thread--as military brats, we want our father/mother to come home, and seeing others get what we want/have is an emotional moment.

  132. Profile photo of syke22
    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 8:32 am
    My eyes had nothing to too with my balls for the length of this video.
  133. Profile photo of starrstreet
    starrstreet Female 18-29
    401 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 10:03 am
    Aw, I wish I could see more instances like this. Teared up for sure. That little boy was so happy, I don`t even think I could know what he must have felt like, beautiful.
  134. Profile photo of Chaos7
    Chaos7 Male 18-29
    849 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 1:08 pm
    Will everyone shut up with your arguments. Sheesh. Even in the best moments you guys don`t think.

    It`s not about America(FireEmerald), it`s about the kid.

  135. Profile photo of ricki24
    ricki24 Female 13-17
    244 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    Aww, God bless them. :`)

    For those of you who say you "don`t care", try imagining your parent deployed for months at a time. My dad is in Iraq right now, and when he finally comes home it will have been a year. I worry every day that he won`t come home.

  136. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
    2290 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 3:32 pm
    I cried. I couldnt help it. I pictured as if that were my kid. (I dont have one. (thank god) im too young)
  137. Profile photo of burnin_roses
    burnin_roses Female 18-29
    289 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 4:48 pm
    this made me tear up, it was so happy but yet so sad
  138. Profile photo of burnin_roses
    burnin_roses Female 18-29
    289 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 4:51 pm
    "Its nice to see the kid happy, but it was only 7 months."

    But for a child so young...that can feel like 7 years. AND as you can tell he loved his father very much. And his father was in the war he was probably worring that he`d never come home. Shove your words up your @$$ for that comment and get a heart for the kid he missed his dad get over it.

  139. Profile photo of Jezuzfreak40
    Jezuzfreak40 Male 13-17
    476 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    that was cute.
  140. Profile photo of AliceHolly
    AliceHolly Female 18-29
    100 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    Wow. I`m not a crier and I teared up. Friggen emotions.
  141. Profile photo of whtevr
    whtevr Female 40-49
    914 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 9:44 pm
    i hate war because of watching videos like this. the worst part is his dad will probably have on a month leave and then will have to go back on another tour for probably longer--like a year and a half. and who suffers the most? the poor kid.
  142. Profile photo of headbanger80
    headbanger80 Male 13-17
    438 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 9:49 pm
    the `i missed u daddy` is when i started crying
  143. Profile photo of Jujubean3333
    Jujubean3333 Female 13-17
    300 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    alright i spelled bawling wrong.. my bad...

    bawling*******

    happy?

  144. Profile photo of HighEndMeep
    HighEndMeep Female 18-29
    262 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 7:35 pm
    On a separate note, was the background music from House?
  145. Profile photo of itsdrew
    itsdrew Male 13-17
    1109 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    that was awesome.
  146. Profile photo of perhapsmaybe
    perhapsmaybe Female 18-29
    446 posts
    October 10, 2008 at 3:07 pm
    thats amazing.
  147. Profile photo of juliakiwi
    juliakiwi Female 13-17
    39 posts
    October 10, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    aww.....
    as sad as this is...i kinda dont understand how a kid THAT YOUNG would understand whtas going on and cry like that.
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    zefinho10 Male 13-17
    2 posts
    October 11, 2008 at 8:39 am
    COOL
  149. Profile photo of thesimpsons
    thesimpsons Male 18-29
    168 posts
    October 11, 2008 at 11:51 am
    Wow this is real sweet. Almost looks like it could be from a movie.
  150. Profile photo of yappyJAP
    yappyJAP Female 18-29
    167 posts
    October 11, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    I`m crying.
  151. Profile photo of Mindless2164
    Mindless2164 Male 18-29
    499 posts
    October 12, 2008 at 4:23 am
    Normally I would have written a sarcastic comment here, but this is just too touching.

    So sad but cute at the same time.
    I think I have something in my eye...

  152. Profile photo of godamoungppl
    godamoungppl Male 13-17
    155 posts
    October 13, 2008 at 9:33 pm
    thats not sad it makes me laugh
  153. Profile photo of kapow111
    kapow111 Female 13-17
    62 posts
    October 14, 2008 at 8:46 am
    (1) I officially hate the people taking pictures
    (2) That is so sweet
  154. Profile photo of kaboomkaytee
    kaboomkaytee Female 13-17
    28 posts
    October 14, 2008 at 12:55 pm
    i cried. i admit it.
  155. Profile photo of tjanator
    tjanator Male 13-17
    145 posts
    October 14, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    How DARE those people taking pictures! Who are THEY to inturpt something as sad/sweet as this?!
  156. Profile photo of Berenice
    Berenice Female 13-17
    536 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 4:08 pm
    LEARN ENGLISH
  157. Profile photo of nssk84life
    nssk84life Male 18-29
    1 post
    January 4, 2010 at 9:41 pm
    Well, its nice to see something like this every once in a while.
  158. Profile photo of fridgemagnet
    fridgemagnet Female 13-17
    6 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 8:56 am
    I cried as well. This is so sweet <3

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