US Soldier Arranges A Homecoming Surprise For His Family, Emerging From Underneath The Water

Date October 13, 2017 16:02

Family reunions, especially the unexpected ones, are always heart-warming and are almost impossible to watch without tears. Here is one of them, a story that managed to touch hearts of millions people, who watched it on YouTube.

Bethany Bronson and her four children were spending their holiday at a beach on Okinawa Island in southern Japan. They were swimming nonchalantly in the water, when a family friend offered to record a video for the father of the children, Captain Hyrum Bronson, a U.S. Air Force doctor, who they thought was still in Afghanistan.

Bethany Bronson / YouTube

Bronson’s daughter, Charity, tells the camera that she, “misses him and will love him for always.” When asked, Bethany also replies that she misses him and jokingly adds that she, “wants his body.”

Bethany Bronson / YouTube

What they didn’t expect is that right after those words, her husband would emerge from underneath the water, in full uniform and scuba diving gear! Among the children’s cries “Daddy, daddy!” he uttered in a serious tone:

Mrs. Bronson, your husband is here, reporting for duty.

Bethany Bronson / YouTube

Saying that Bethany was gobsmacked is saying nothing! She expected Hyrum to come home from Afghanistan not earlier than in 3 weeks, and she was staggered beyond belief! In fact, right after she recognized her husband, she was only able to exclaim:

Are you freaking kidding me!

Bethany Bronson / YouTube

And for the next few minutes, Bethany was unable to utter a word, just gasping and finding it hard to even look at him, not believing that it was her husband standing right in front of her! When Hyrum finally hugged Bethany, she burst into tears.

At last, the happy family all came together around their dad, hugging him and not being able to let go. This is how much they missed their hero!

Bethany Bronson / YouTube

Later Bethany uploaded the video on YouTube, writing a comment:

We thought he was coming home 3 weeks from now, but he is sneaky. We can't believe he is finally back home with us!

Watch the emotional homecoming video and make sure you have enough Kleenexes for this one!

Source: Bethany Bronson / YouTube