When an individual decides to enter the U.S. military, they are sacrificing their mind, body, soul, and potentially their life to serve the Armed Forces. But they’re not the only ones making a sacrifice.
Their families and friends are also making a sacrifice.
Their families worry and have to suffer the pain of not having their loved ones close by. This sacrifice is especially hard for parents who love and care for their children more than anyone.
Taylor McCauley’s dad had to make that sacrifice for seven long years while Taylor served as a Marine’s rifleman. So, Taylor wanted to make sure his homecoming was extra special.
He was able to surprise his dad with a Father’s Day homecoming thanks to the help of his brother, Robee.
Taylor secretly drove home from his base in North Carolina but made it seem like he was still there by sending his dad a Father’s Day card. The plan was for Robee to text him “now” when his father was reading the card with his family.
That would queue Taylor to come through the screen door while his father’s reaction was filmed.
“I wasn’t sure how it was going to go. I drove 17 hours to get back home so my head was all over the place. I was in contact with my parents before I got to the house and made it seem like I was still in North Carolina because I really wanted them to be surprised, but also to keep tabs on them so the plan would go well,” Taylor told Unilad. “It was Father’s Day, so I knew it would be intense and on the way back I got a pretty heartfelt message from my dad. When I read it, I thought ‘oh man’, that’s why in the video he called me a son of a bitch.”
His dad’s reaction is nothing short of priceless. The dog starts barking as Taylor approaches the door. His father looks up and jumps up off the couch.
He grabs the coffee table and flips it over before he runs over to his son and gives him a giant man hug.
He then proceeds to call his son a few expletives while shedding a few tears and hugging his son so tight. Taylor then gives the camera a thumbs up… mission accomplished! Taylor said it went better than expected but not exactly as it was planned.
“I gave Robee a card to give to him, so the one he’s reading in the video is from me but he didn’t get the chance to read it on camera because I walked up to the door too quickly. Robee posted the video to Twitter and it received over 2.9k likes and 917 retweets, with many commenters saying they cried when they saw his dad’s emotional reaction,” Taylor said.
Robee was more than happy to scheme on his dad.
“The atmosphere was amazing. So much joy and excitement filled the room,” Robee explained.
It was a very happy Father’s Day indeed! You can see the trick Taylor played on his dad in the video below.
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Source: Daily Trends