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Marine comes home and surprises his boys at an East Carolina football game

Nov 6, 2012 By Abraham

This kind of video is always awesome…

From the video description…

SSgt Joshua Ricafrente returned home from Afghanistan early to surprise his kids at the East Carolina football game on Nov 3rd. Ricafrente hadn’t seen his kids since deploying in May.

His video message was played before his two sons, Noah and Elijah, participated in the halftime challenge. Ricafrente surprised them with an unforgettable hug.

(via Cosby Sweaters)


  1. Andy says:

    Totally exploitative. I love to watch these types of videos, then I feel totally guilty. It’s how I feel sometimes when I see people kiss after at their wedding. At first it’s, “Aaah, that’s nice.” Then they keep going and it’s “I shouldn’t be watching this. This is private.”

    The video is great to watch until they realize that they are on a football field and thousands of people are watching their most private moments.

    1. Adam says:

      It is okay to like something. I feel like everyone now days has to find something wrong with everything. Just stop and enjoy the moment.

  2. Brian says:

    Why is it exploitative? Do you think they were forced to do this publicly? Do you think they didn’t know it was public? Do you think it diminished the joy of those boys that the reunion took place simultaneously with their chance to throw footballs on the field?

    I am glad this soldier allowed all of us to witness this beautiful moment.

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