Soldier Wraps himself as a Giant Present, Surprises son for the Ultimate Homecoming

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This little boy was super excited to rip open a big present he found waiting on his doorstep in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

“I said the Lord sent him a special surprise,” the 5-year-old’s mother, who wished to remain anonymous, told ABC News.

Little did he know, the surprise inside was better than anything he could’ve imagined. It was his dad, a Fort Bragg soldier, home from deployment.

“Papa! I missed you so much!” the overjoyed little boy shouted. “I didn’t know you were the surprise!” Their reunion moment was captured in a video posted to Facebook that now has nearly 10,000 views.

“We have been waiting for a long time for him to come back,” the boy’s mom said. “My son kept saying he wanted to get his dad wrapped in a present for him. It was his idea. I don’t know where he got that, but he kept saying that. He [the boy’s father] wasn’t able to be here for Christmas. But when he called me and told me I’m heading home, he said, ‘I want you to get a box big enough for me to fit so we can give him a surprise.'”

Finding a large enough box to fit her husband inside on short notice was no easy feat.

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SOURCE: ABC, by ELIZA MURPHY