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Navy Lieutenant surprises family a month early

Navy Lieutenant Surprises Family A Month Early

Joey Cooper and his younger sister Maddie thought they were getting the VIP treatment at a baseball game. They had no clue that it was all a setup.

KBMT reports that they were watching the Washington Nationals baseball team's batting practice when the experience took an amazing turn thanks to the arrival of an unexpected visitor.

There were tears, hugs and lots of smiles when Joey and Maddie realized that their dad was home.

Lieutenant Lewis Cooper of the U.S. Navy had been on a six-month tour in Afghanistan, and Fox News says that his kids didn't think he'd be home until next month.

"I'm speechless. I feel like I'm dreaming."
"I'm so happy he came back. I really missed him."

‚ÄčA writer for MLB claims the reunion was, "More heartwarming than every holiday movie ever made."
KCM Sports notes something that we definitely agree with: "Reuniting a soldier with his or her family after serving in active duty never gets old."

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peacefulcolours June 19 2014 at 8:32 AM

I love watching these military family reunions! I never get tired of them. The look on the childrens faces are absolutely priceless!! God Bless our troops !!

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CAMERON peacefulcolours June 19 2014 at 1:54 PM

Thank you

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Jack and Joanie June 19 2014 at 9:05 AM


Thanks to the Washington Nationals a very nice thing happened. It makes one feel good

to see something done for those who serve us. Best Wishes to all.

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ethaus June 19 2014 at 12:33 PM

love those stories

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bullmesht June 19 2014 at 7:32 AM

Come on enough with the surprise returns. Johnny was gone 3 days. Lets rock the house when he comes home. Enough is enough.

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yo.massa June 19 2014 at 3:09 PM

Never get tired of seeing these. Much better than reading the comments from Republicans and Democrats with their childish bickering.

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bigjerkmatt June 19 2014 at 11:00 AM

Maybe dad can put them on a diet!

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Joan bigjerkmatt June 19 2014 at 1:05 PM

your a moron. your comment is not even nice. those are young girls.

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bigjerkmatt Joan June 19 2014 at 1:28 PM


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cabinsmoke Joan June 19 2014 at 6:12 PM

Always entertaining when someone who has no concept of the correct use of "you're' calling someone else a moron.

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darkcloudstonite June 19 2014 at 1:09 PM

Another staged commercial from the U.S. Military , these appear here almost daily and judging from the comments most people are tired of it

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shodanrobinsong darkcloudstonite June 19 2014 at 2:21 PM

No we are not tired of them . a.ho. When we got back from Vietnam we were spit on and called all kinds of foul names. So just get over your stupid hateful self....

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effinie darkcloudstonite June 19 2014 at 3:42 PM

Grinch, eh?

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rbnhall6 June 19 2014 at 4:24 PM

Why don't they SHUT UP and show us the actual surprise?

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chuck June 19 2014 at 1:46 PM

enlisted pepole are the ones always dumped on. officers get all the good stuff. lets hear more about the little guy.

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debnaert June 19 2014 at 1:26 PM

Idiots.... you cut out the best part of the video by panning back to the MOUTH.

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mojavebyrd debnaert June 19 2014 at 9:55 PM

They do this every time. I love watching the reunions, but I can't watch them if they keep cutting back to the unnecessary and annoying commentary. They cut when the kids first see their dad (or mom). They cut when the kids run up to their parent. They cut all the important first responses. This site is useless.

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