It would be difficult to find a little kid who wouldn’t love to find a gigantic wrapped present address to them on their doorstep, but there is no gift that could ever be more special than the one a little boy just received…
A 5-year-old from Fayetteville, North Carolina was stunned to see the big box outside his front door and didn’t hesitate to tear it open.
“I said the lord sent him a special surprise,” the boy’s mom, who wished to remain anonymous, told ABC News. However, nothing could have prepared the little boy for what was inside: his dad, a U.S. Army soldier, returning from his deployment at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
“Papa! I missed you so much!… I didn’t know you were the surprise!” the little boy says in the video which was posted to Facebook before quickly going viral.
“We have been waiting for a long time for him to come back,” the boy’s mother told ABC News. “My son kept saying he wanted to get his dad wrapped in a present for him. It was his idea. I don’t know where he got that, but he kept saying that. He [the boy’s father] wasn’t able to be here for Christmas. But when he called me and told me I’m heading home, he said, ‘I want you to get a box big enough for me to fit so we can give him a surprise.’”
The sweet boy couldn’t be happier to see his father, who he has missed so much. His mom told ABC News that her son looks up to his hero dad for everything.
“They are so close to each other,” she told ABC News. “He was having a hard time, the time my husband was not here, asking when his dad was coming home. Right now he’s so happy.”
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