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3-year-old unwraps father in box for birthday present

3-Year-Old Unwraps Father in Box for Birthday Present

A 3-year-old little girl named Bridgette was overjoyed to open a birthday present that was bigger than she was ... and of course the best surprise was yet to come.

She had no idea that her father, who had been deployed in Afghanistan, was inside.



Her face truly was priceless, and she eventually jumped into daddy's arms.

The video was first published in September, but just recently began to spread around the web.

Carr's wife, Chloe, took notice of that, writing on Facebook: 'Just noticed this video has been viewed and shared 215,000 times! I don't know what the definition of viral is, but this seems close.'



Judging from Joshua Carr's Facebook photos, daddy and daughter have spent the most of their time together. Climbing ladders, riding bikes, and plenty of hugs.

If this story doesn't just perk you right up, we don't know what will.

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patriot1too February 20 2014 at 5:26 PM

The is no greater Love then the Love of a father for his child or the Love of a child for their father. It is sad that so many female co=parents try to destroy that bond for unearned income and manic control. God bless our Soldiers and his children.

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jostu530 February 20 2014 at 9:03 AM

Am I back on now?

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elms4bb February 20 2014 at 6:50 AM

Perhaps we need to see more videos of the coffins or injured soldiers coming home. Too many have forgotten that the US is STILL at war or that lives continue to be ruined by it! Put the news where the news should be, getting all our soldiers currently in war zones home safely!

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lawnboy0918 February 20 2014 at 6:33 AM

This is getting really old, maybe the kids should ask their parents that go to war over seas, what they are doig there and why. I would like to know.

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elms4bb February 20 2014 at 6:47 AM

I couldn't have said it better! The first couple were cute, but what are we at now, 100,000???? I bet the kids are now going to ask how their parent is going to surprise them when they come home, as if this is the norm. Ridiculous and definitely NOT newsworthy.

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lawnboy0918 February 20 2014 at 6:31 AM

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patriot1too February 20 2014 at 6:09 AM

As we all know there is no greater Love then the Love of a Father for his child and the Love of a child for their Father. It is so sad that so many female co-parents try to come between the Father and child for unearned income and manic control. God bless them.

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Sue February 20 2014 at 5:56 AM

I am going to be "The Devil's Advocate Today." This is acute video and I am very happy for the liuttle girls surprise. BUT I have a question "How come the media always seems to ONLY glorify white soldiers who surprise their children as this video depicts." I am beyond sure that United States Service Men and Women are NOT comprised of whites ONLY. The United States is home to a rainbow of different ethnic groups. When service is needed the U.S., Army does Not just call upon white men and women to serve. Every time I see one oif thee surprise home coming videos it depicts awhite family. See this is the problem in todays society there is no "EQUALITY". I am a black woman and trhe media neds to realize Black men and women risk their ives just as white me and women who are in the service. Let's STOP being ONE sided and highlight people of color who risk their lives in the army. Our blood is just as red as caucasion blood and we deserve some media time too. STOP being "White Washed" and utilize the media to highlight ALL races not just white..

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patriot1too February 20 2014 at 6:06 AM

Sue how long have you been a racist?? Get over it. Everything is NOT about race and you being a victim wannabe.

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jostu530 February 20 2014 at 9:08 AM

I agree with you. I am sick to death of these racists and there whining.

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wsheel2 February 20 2014 at 5:23 PM

Apparently you do not get on line very much. I have seen many videos of people of other races. You need to get over your racist self.

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broken1x3angel February 20 2014 at 3:37 AM

why do they only glorify white families? There are many other races that equally get their parents back, get cancer, and amoung other special things.

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sunshinelady5487 February 20 2014 at 3:16 AM

these stories make no sense to me

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Your Highness February 20 2014 at 2:13 AM

All happy reunions are good.
Seeing videos of children being surprised by their daddies on here might not be important or even a first for many grumps on here but its the most important thing for each and every child who has been separated from their father a long time.
If you don't like it, why keep clicking on the stories?

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