Soldiers Make Surprise Homecomings

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Misc


If you don"t tear up a little, may God have mercy on your bitter black heart you soulless bastard. Kidding, but really.
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Male 184
Fine IAB you win, I teared up. Nice video.
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Female 781
"Dylan!" "What?...DAAAADD!"

Started crying when I heard that little kid`s voice... Oh and that dog, oh my God, I have never seen a happier dog.
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Female 166
The one with the seriously happy dog made me cry =]
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Female 535
I don`t think war is stupid. What I think is stupid is lack of respect for diplomacy. In 1979 we had schit going down with Egypt, which I note, is a primarily islamic country(there are coptic christian sects there.) Jimmy Carter took diplomacy very serious and we still have peace with them to this day. Nobody had to die, and they didn`t. When I heard Bush saying "We do not negotiate with terrorists," What I saw was an immature little brat who hits people because that is the only thing he knows. God bless America,
my aching asss.
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Male 583
wow....powerful
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Female 536
I didn`t tear up a little... I teared up a lot. From like, the first few seconds.
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Male 263
Here`s my attempt to try and end this "war is ugly" thing...
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
John Stuart Mill
English economist & philosopher (1806 - 1873)

**hanging in my recruiter`s office**
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Male 14
Lightshaded, for a guy with a Mickey Mouse picture, you are pretty heartless.
If you didn`t think that was touching, don`t comment
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Male 423
Now think of all the families that didn`t get to see their loved ones again.

War is f-king stupid.
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Female 317
the dog one was the best. :)
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Female 2
I just bawled the whole 5 minutes. From beginning to end.
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Male 3,285
First 2 clips were the best
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Male 418
did not cry, but very sweet. like too sweet, like i think i have diabetes
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Female 211
A dog is happy to see you; a cat is just like, "Damn, now I have to give up my spot on the bed."
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Female 354
how could you not have any type of emotion to that?!
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Male 180
I`m a grown man, and that made me cry.
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Male 3,285
Valonqar
Male, 13-17, Europe
106 Posts Wednesday, June 09, 2010 8:06:30 AM
Damn...I didn`t tear up. Does this make me the antichrist in any way?

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No, but pretending to lie on an internet forum to garner attention from people who will never meet, just makes you stupid.
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Male 116
Damn...I didn`t tear up. Does this make me the antichrist in any way?
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Male 274
[quote]This is a happy sad because its almost like the soldier is becoming a normal human again, even if its just for a little while. [/quote]

lol for gods sake i think i hate you...
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Male 76
wow 2.00, thats their mother!!!...i sooo would
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Female 3,001
awwww :) this was so awesome. soldiers really are amazing, we really shouldn`t forget what their giving up for their country
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Male 1,357
so sad!
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Female 188
Tear up a little? I sobbed like a little girl!
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Male 106
i dont think anyone could understand what a soldier has to give up. This is a happy sad because its almost like the soldier is becoming a normal human again, even if its just for a little while.
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Male 191
"America is not at war, it is in mall."
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Male 2,893
Most of the people in the background are heartless bastards.
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Male 3,285
First 2 clips were the best
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Female 3,828
oh thank GOD im not the only one who teared up. i was starting to feel like a loser
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Female 245
... I cry to easily!
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Male 1,557
The dog one was the best one by far!!

However the only thing I can`t help think is... imagine the amount of relatives who are denied this reunion. War sucks, and we need to get our people home.
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Female 460
The first and third ones made me cry. There is something so heartbreaking about these little kids first being so shocked and then just breaking down.
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Female 42
Took me about 10 seconds! That dog did me in...
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Female 140
D`awwww... This makes me feel like such an emotional woman. :`)
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Male 266
God the music is effing awful. Would`ve enjoyed it a lot more without that crap.
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Male 376
lwhoffman, I`m with you there. Basic training next summer, Baby!
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Male 165
I wish they just didnt had to come back..
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Male 606
It doesn`t matter how you feel about the war, this has to make you tear up.
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Female 177
my brother is going over for the 4th time :(
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Female 535
I was ready to be bitter about war. I lasted about 15 seconds. Now I`ll have to punish myself with marijuana and ice cream. MMMMMMM.
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Male 174
This is so much more powerful when you know it`s going to be you soon... I leave for basic training on the 25th.
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Female 467
omg dratin hell
personally i dont like soldiers or the pointless war
but this was bittersweet.
the kids had me wailin.
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Male 88
omg i almost cried O_o
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Male 249
this makes me happy
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Female 2,196
"All true except for one thing: I do have morals. You do not. You take your morals from religion, while I have my own."

Deeplick`s post had absolutely nothing to do with religion and his profile doesn`t state his religion. Plus I doubt you know him well enough to be able to state that he has no morals of his own.
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Female 1,515
@paddy215 Your comment made me lol. So funny.
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Male 1,252
Just remember they lived.
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Male 3,431
This is worth fighting for, it`s also worth not fighting for, which might provide the greater victory?
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Male 134
I don`t care if we are making a difference over in Iraq - all these guys are heroes in my book. It is pure courage to sacrifice so much for a country that is led by fools. They fight for the America that everyone dreams we could be.
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Male 354
DANGIT! im leaving to go hang out with some friends soon and thanks to this im now crying... o god its so heart warming to see this happen
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Male 1,232
Oh, and I guarantee you, it`s 10 times safer where I was at than here in California. Just trying to kill a stereotype here.
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Male 1,232
Actually, from someone who`s lived in a third world country in the middle east for three years, I can assure you, it`s not as bad as people think. People there are actually friendlier than in America.

That`s all I`m saying, and I`m leaving it at that. I`m not gonna take part in this ridiculous comment war, but some people have lived in such countries.
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Female 1,545
Oh man. I was bawling 10 seconds in.
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Male 56
sprinkz... if you dont like living in this country, please leave.

If eating burger king at 2 am is the only difference you see between here and iran then get the hell out of here... you arent wanted.
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Female 3,828
I started crying during THE VERY FIRST ONE. Lol im such a wuss. Thanks, IAB.
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Male 877
i got somethin` in my eye, ...*^&%$*pop !...there it`s internet propaganda!...
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Male 1,184
"Siyanor your comment only proves that you are a soulless human being with no morals or passion for life"

All true except for one thing: I do have morals. You do not. You take your morals from religion, while I have my own.
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Male 985
Im bawwwing :*(
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Female 1,427
"I did, but then your people killed my tribe, raped their women, slaughtered from coast to coast--leaving nothing but corpses laying out in the sun to rot.

I did like it."

You couldn`t have liked it, because you weren`t living when it happened.
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Female 1,427
"The only thing that would make you cry more is the faces of the kids that find out their dad isnt coming home.... War is such an ugly thing."

Yep. It is.
For a lot of people, though, enlisting`s a surefire(no pun intended) way of making sure they have money for that kid, that family, that wife or husband or education.

Hell, I even thought of enlisting. I used to be so against it, even with my fiance in the A.N.G. Now I`m conflicted. It could get me out of debt and have a way to finish up my college that I currently don`t have.

I`m lucky as hell that my fiance doesn`t deploy, but even the idea that he could if things got worse makes me nervous.

Seeing those guys come home put a smile on my face that, say, 4 years ago, would never have happened.
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Male 2,307
"Siyanor your comment only proves that you are a soulless human being with no morals or passion for life. These families were so happy to see their families they were in tears, yet there are families that will never see their fathers/husbands. It is because of people like this that let you live the life you live, yet you still disrespect them. Go live in Iran for a few weeks, and when you come crawling back we will just kick the sand in your face and spit on you and see how you like it."

Iran/Iraq/Afghanistan, etc. Do not take away our freedoms. Maybe you should read some Albert Camus, or Jean Paul Sartre.

If people are dying so I can eat burger king at 2 A.M...if that`s really what people are dying for then we should just shut down burger king. Because, I don`t see these amazing freedoms you`re talking about, and they don`t have to be earned with rivers of blood.
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Male 2,307
"sprinkz, do you like living in a free country?"

I did, but then your people killed my tribe, raped their women, slaughtered from coast to coast--leaving nothing but corpses laying out in the sun to rot.

I did like it.
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Male 234
Siyanor your comment only proves that you are a soulless human being with no morals or passion for life. These families were so happy to see their families they were in tears, yet there are families that will never see their fathers/husbands. It is because of people like this that let you live the life you live, yet you still disrespect them. Go live in Iran for a few weeks, and when you come crawling back we will just kick the sand in your face and spit on you and see how you like it.
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Male 1,370
All awesome except for the damn music.
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Male 1,184
I tried to cry. But I really cannot shed tears for soldiers. Of sadness or joy. Ever.
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Male 1,678
"bitter BLACK heart" ... better hope noone from the NAACP see`s this
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Male 1,351
Damn, now I`m crying. I don`t know why, this doesn`t hit home for me, but those are tears all right.
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Male 1
Wow this video was so awesome that i had to make an account just to make this comment!
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Male 605
I don`t care how cynical you are this is good to see!
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Male 1,815
You understand why when you realize that all the families were informed of those soldier`s deaths months prior
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Male 2,552
Great video!

@flingspoo: Then who was camera?
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Female 682
i cried, as soon as I saw the doggy one I just BAWLED!
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Male 112
awesome, i wana join the army now just so i could come home
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Male 67
Having a brother in Iraq right this made me tear up a little.
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Female 299
sprinkz, do you like living in a free country?
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Male 36
Wonderful!
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Female 999
I felt kinda bad for the guy that only had his dog to come home to.
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Male 587
I think the first was the best you can see it in her face when she realizes her dad is home. I also like the kid in the baseball uniform AWESOME VIDEOS GUYS
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Male 877
i got somethin` in my eye, ...*^&%$*pop !...there it is...propaganda!...
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Male 76
Ok, IAB. Now show us the videos of those families who the American soldiers killed.

Just saying.
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Male 2,307
If soldiers weren`t so unnecessary this would be wonderful.
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Female 956
agreed, rock.
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Female 4,039
@Jeffbeau - you just made me well up again.
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Female 47
To make me sound even worse, i got bored after the dog (which i must admit was entertaining). I am going straight to hell :-(
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Male 25,416
tear ;)
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Male 56
The only thing that would make you cry more is the faces of the kids that find out their dad isnt coming home.... War is such an ugly thing.
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Female 47
I don`t need a video like this to tell me how black me heart is.....i already know :-(
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Female 9,572
Thank you for making me cry my eyes out, iab. :(
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Male 51
I cried...:L
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Female 517
aww
>_>
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Male 180
I was at boy scout camp when my older brother returned from Viet Nam. My impulse was to run to him and hug as tight as ever, but I was afraid the other boys would think I was a p*ssy and make fun of me. So I just walked over and shook his hand.

I agree with gchimmel - do it at home with the stupid video camera turned off. Just let it be natural.
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Male 335
I didn`t tear up. Probably because of that awful music.
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Female 667
That`s kind of bitchy to not tell your family that you`re coming home just so you can freak them out at school/work/on Oprah.
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Female 131
thanks, IAB, for making me cry in a coffee shop. now everyone`s looking at me funny.
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Male 392
:/ I didn`t feel anything.
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Male 2,332
As it turns out, i`m a bitter blackhearted bastard with no soul ^^
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Male 53
Pedo baseball dad kisses son on lips.

I am dissapoint.
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Male 415
never seen a dog freak out so much
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Female 448
Way to make me cry non-nice individuals. Both my parents were in the army, my cousin is in the airforce, and my boyfriend was about to go into the navy when I met him.
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Female 547
I teared up because I`ve been there. Military goodbyes are the hardest, and the reunion... there are no words. The sex is great, though.
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Female 15,763
I didn`t cry but I DID get goosebumps, and I`ve never known anybody who left for war.
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Male 1,526
I`m happy for them. but tears ? come on !
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Male 768
eh, i didnt even come close to tearing up...i am soulless i guess...
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Female 71
Absolutely bawling.
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Male 10,338
LOL the kids at the end who opened the present were like "daddy. (crap no present.)"

Just kidding.
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Female 21
I`m not crying........ It`s just raining on my face........ a lot.......
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Female 1,380
that was amazing to see...everyone in america should see that video.
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Male 75
lol the dog is the most excided one :)
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Female 105
Damn it! Now I`m trying not to make sobbing sounds. That was beautiful.
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Male 235
the last one got me!
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Female 171
i cried. my dad came back frm iraq last year, getting someone you love home when youre not sure you`ll ever see them again is more powerful than you can imagine
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Female 934
I get to see my darling Lizard King in about 3 weeks! I`m so proud of him for going through with the Air Force. I love him so much. <3
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Female 3,574
awww *tear*
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Female 3,726
The best part is coming home! I`ve been thorough too many, but homecoming`s are the best. Last year, a really good friend of mine, her hubby never made it back to her and their child. I know about the UCMJ and I`m not going to question my Commander in Chief but sometimes we really need to figure out if this was all worth it?

*sigh*
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Male 149
@Chris Red
Really man? can you not read the ending of the video?
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Male 149
I laughed at the first little girl. Hehe......


Damn I feel like an non-nice individual now. :l
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Female 843
Wow, I didn`t think I`d cry. Dammit! Oh well, it was cute.

I`m so proud of my husband for serving, but I`m really not looking forward to the deployment. Tho I`m sure nobody does :(
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Male 1,256
Man, I cried my eyes out.
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Male 125
Anyone know the name of the song?
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Female 108
wow i can`t believe i made it all the way to 3:35 before I started bawling. I was trying really hard not to cry but there was no escaping it. beautiful vid.

DracObi~
My condolences to you and to all who share in your sorrow.
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Female 1
I couldn`t stop crying, but that`s probably because I know their exact feelings. My dad surprised me one week before he was due home.
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Male 165
The best one was the beginning of 0:57. HANDS DOWN!!!
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Male 165
Even though I am not American, I just died a little inside.
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Female 423
Even the sh*tty music couldn`t stop me from crying.
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Male 8
The best part of going away is coming back... I`ll never forget my first hug when I came home from Iraq.
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Female 1,515
@HunterJumper me too >.<
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Female 8,045
Oh dear heavens, thank you so much I was not the only one howling!!
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Male 184
@DracObi

That`s hard man. My condolences. As britt566 said all men who died for their country deserve respect.
Ass well as their close ones, who live with the loss.
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Male 39,893
this only has a 3.6 rating?

Who`s the cold hearted bastardo`s that did NOT give this a 4? you souless, sad creatures!

As for description... ""black" hearted"... why so racist! lol
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Male 748
I made it to 3 mins. I`ve paused it now - I`ll watch the rest later.
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Male 289
TY for your kind words Britt.
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Male 10,338
Please please don`t make this video, or the comments section, political.

I know you have urges, but don`t do it!
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Female 112
Started crying by 0:13. Didn`t want to admit it til I saw I wasn`t the only one.. <3
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Male 339
Curse you, I-A-B. Pass the kleenex.
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Male 6,693
So cool for the little ones !
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Female 2,289
I am so sorry for your loss DracObi

I have complete and total utter respect for anyone who would fight (and die) for their country.
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Male 15,510
To bad some of them return mentally Ill
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Male 38
Good video, but they should have also shown family reactions to those turning up in wheelchairs...
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2,831
the dog was cute
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Male 7,378
The dog was the best.
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Male 289
ok, this si not NEAR as touching as the video IAB posted, but it still makes my lip quiver. quite possible the BEST super bowl commercial budweiser has ever done

Bud Ad_Troops come home
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Male 668
I have SO many friends overseas =\
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Male 289
ok, truth time, i cried like a ababy, do every time i see these videos. started right from the look on the first little girls face. I am bery happy for these people to see there families again, as my Brother never made it home.
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Female 4,039
Jeeez! I`m like sob-choking over here! That was beautiful :`)
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Male 621
The little girl at the start made me cry. Stupid IAB
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Male 10,338
Okay. 1:30 = tears for me.

Post your times.
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Male 3,619
glad my bro is not going out of country, glad my bro is not going out of country, glad my bro is not going out of country !
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Male 4,807
The dog one was the bestest !
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Male 731
Now, let`s get all the soldiers to do this. Permanently.
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Male 4,867
yeah, i nearly cried. nice video :3
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Male 2,548
(I see I`m not the only one :-) )
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Female 2,026
the dog one was my fav lol
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Male 2,548
*sob, gasp, sputter* Why do pull at my heartstrings so IAB?
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Female 35
Damn you IAB! You made me cry ... a lot! Then again my brother and his best friend are currently overseas so this hits home.
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Female 2,289
i was sitting here thinking that I wasn`t going to cry... and I was bawling my eyes out before I got to :15
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Male 774
That really hits me where I live.
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Male 363
I`ll admit it, I almost cried.
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Male 1,505
Mom stepping in dogcrap @ 3:28
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Male 191
So I have bitter black heart and I am a soulless bastard.... Hmm....
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Male 4,290
That was nice :) Although the song was bad.
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Male 20,901
Link: Soldiers Make Surprise Homecomings [Rate Link] - If you don`t tear up a little, may God have mercy on your bitter black heart you soulless bastard. Kidding, but really.
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