Millions of people have been inspired and moved by videos on YouTube that show service members reuniting with their loved ones.
From dogs seeing their owners for the first time in months or years, to soldiers returning home in time to see a loved one’s graduation, military homecoming videos are a source of inspiration that melt peoples’ hearts.
While on deployment, service members and their families are separated for months or years at a time, and they miss each other worse and worse, day by day. However, their families understand the sacrifices these service members are making for their country.
Nonetheless, when service members and their families and loved ones are reunited, these are special moments.
Thousands of videos of surprise military homecomings have been viewed online and shared with other people, and there is no better day to share those stories with others than on Veterans Day.
Here are some of the most viewed and inspirational military homecoming videos on YouTube.
A Marine surprises his sister on her wedding day:
A boy with cerebral palsy walks to his dad, a Marine, for the first time:
A Marine surprises his sister during graduation:
A dog went to fetch a ball and comes back to find his soldier home:
A soldier surprises his daughter in school:
A Navy dad surprises his daughter for Valentine’s Day:
An Army captain surprises her daughter at a football game:
A military dad pulls off a special homecoming surprise:
A toddler runs up to mom while she’s in formation:
A sailor surprises his dad for his 50th birthday: