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Video: Guess who’s home for Christmas?

posted at 12:16 pm on December 23, 2013 by

I post ’em because I love ’em:

What was supposed to be a simple trip to the mall to see Santa, turned out to be the sweetest moment between a little girl and her dad.

Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Black showed up at Stone Briar Mall surprising his three-year-old daughter, June.

“My heart melted,” Black said of the moment he hugged his daughter.

Black has been deployed five times. He’s returning from a six-month tour in Afghanistan. This last deployment, which was unexpectedly cut short, allowing him to surprise his family for the holidays. Black made it to North Texas Saturday, but his wife Cynthia kept it a secret until now.

“That’s exactly how I wanted it. She was completely surprised, and that’s the way I wanted it,” she said. “She (June) missed him so much the whole deployment. Always talked about him everyday.”

May they all come back safe and sound, to equally joyous reunions. And now I have to take care of that dust in my eye …

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merry christmas!!!

cmsinaz on December 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM

oh man… these ridiculous allergies kicking up again…

dpduq on December 23, 2013 at 12:21 PM

You’re an old softy Ed. Merry Christmas and may the peace and love of the lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

celtic warrior on December 23, 2013 at 1:22 PM

That little girl’s smile says it all doesn’t it?

DanMan on December 23, 2013 at 2:06 PM

My screen is all blurry.

That little girl will remember that her whole life. What a sweetheart.

gophergirl on December 23, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Here in N Texas we welcome back our veterans, thank them for their service and show them the love and respect they deserve. Glad this Texas dad is home with his family for Christmas.

neyney on December 23, 2013 at 2:59 PM

The commercial plays without a problem. The actual video we want to see doesn’t.

hadsil on December 23, 2013 at 7:50 PM


KOOLAID2 on December 24, 2013 at 12:57 AM