Even after you've seen a dozen tearful military homecomings, we promise they never get old!
Case in point: these two heartwarming reactions from relatives who just can't believe their Marine grandkids and kids are finally back in their arms! In fact, waiting was so hard that Grandma almost has a heart attack and this sobbing mom swears she had dreamed her son was coming home!
We've seen so many violent crimes go uninterrupted here at RightThisMinute that the miraculous response time of the Brazilian military police is a welcome breath of fresh air. "Jesse" and "James" here are actually felons serving long prison sentences who were released for Father's Day to spend time with their families. Sorry kids, but Daddy would rather rob a market! View Now
A military exercise scared motorists in Ukraine when their helicopter landed in the middle of a busy road. The helicopter touched the ground for about a minute, while members of the military jumped out and ran into a nearby field.
Meantime, a dashcam in Russia captured footage of a sushi restaurant mascot being attacked. The smiling mascot walked into the road and nearly got hit by a car. That's when the car's passenger jumped out and attacked the mascot as pedestrians continued to casually pass by.
If you've ever tried to go the wrong way through a turnstile at a subway, train or concert, you know just how impossible they are to budge! An elite Ukrainian SWAT team found this out the hard way when they attempted a sneaky surprise raid on a border guard office... until they met Mr. Turnstile who turned their very serious anti-corruption sting into slapstick comedy for Russian TV.
Thankfully, there were no turnstiles in sight or this attic-dwelling whiskey burglar might have gotten away from Brazilian police.
This little girl baked a special batch of brownies for her dad who is in the military. But, the real story begins when she discovered that someone ate one of Sergeant Johll's brownies. The search will uncover the culprit isn't a thief at all, because it's really dad's surprise homecoming.
Meantime, this sister had a big surprise for her little sister. Little sister turns around to find her sibling dressed in her Navy uniform. The two hug each other and the moment is full of tears and braces decorated in big sister's colors. View Now
It's another sweet military homecoming surprise, so grab your box of tissues. The son in this video is on leave from Fort Lewis with one very important mission — surprising his mom. At first, this mom is frozen in shock until the hugging and waterworks start. View Now
WARNING: Your heart may explode from pure joy.
Can you imagine leaving your young kids behind if Uncle Sam called tomorrow? Even kids experience this emotional separation drama when they leave their friends behind every time their military mom or dad relocates. Even though this lifestyle is tough, these inspirational families prove it isn't all doom-and-gloom. View Now
The Coast Guard is a little different compared to other service branches. It's not obviously military like the Army, Navy or Air Force and it does a lot of anti-drug enforcement and ocean rescues. This in-between status means its sailors are the butt of a lot of good-natured jokes... View Now
Zoos have well-thought-out reasoning behind the "Don't Feed Animals" signs. Following that logic, punching a 16-foot trapped shark from an inflatable raft is probably a bad idea. Leave it up to sailors in the Chilean Navy to send mixed signals as they cut free this massive trapped Bluntnose sixgill shark from a tangled fishing line. As a thank you, the powerful fish left a toothy autograph. View Now
Diane Hollifield Cupp was on a flight returning from Germany when something very special happened. The pilot informed the passengers that an Army Private was escorting the remains of a late WWII veteran home to Houston and would be exiting the airplane first. As the Army Private began to exit the airplane, a group of youth who had been on tour in Europe began to sing, "The Battle Hymn Of The Republic." View Now
The same weather patterns that bring drought to the U.S. drench Asia. But while we can conserve water, some of the world's most unfortunate people drown in violent, unstoppable monsoon flooding each year.
Our hearts go out to this likely-widowed elderly Chinese woman, whom rescuers found neck-deep in floodwaters tied to a tree. The catch? The DIY ropes were her husband's clothes, which he'd tied just before he was swept away in the ultimate act of love. View Now
Being away from your kids is never easy, especially if you're off serving in the military. Rafael is three years old and clearly, misses his dad Hadar who is in the Israeli Air Force. While Rafael is playing in his bedroom, there is a knock on the door. On the other side is best surprise ever.
RightThisMinute viewers have shared countless heartwarming military homecomings and proposals, but we've only seen a few that combine these two awesome genres better than this romantic couple. We think our hearts grew a size!
Tucker was deployed for five months but returned early to plan an elaborate scavenger hunt that takes his girlfriend Brittany to every milestone location in their relationship. The notes and roses eventually lead to the garden where Tucker waits... heart in hand and the question ready. View Now
Nothing could make a military parent happier than their children returning home safe and sound. This soldier returned home a month early and surprised his mother at work. He sat in his uniform with glasses and a newspaper, but his mom spotted him even with his disguise.
Then, watch as this mother is caught completely off-guard by her son's return. She slaps his cheek and spanks his bottom playfully. View Now
There's a special connection between humans and their machines. For some, it's their antique hot rod, others, a tractor, but for many in the French Navy, the Super Étendard strike fighter jet is their BFF.
But now, the Étendard is retiring after more than 40 years as a Navy workhorse and the generations of French military who flew and fixed her are saying goodbye in a moving tribute you can't miss.View Now
Flood season in China is notoriously dangerous as drainage networks struggle to keep up in both city and rural areas.
Fortunately, this shared crisis means there was no shortage of volunteers when Chinese workers in Hunan Province and Guangxi Autonomous Region heard deadly floodwaters washed away a mom and soldier. Both dramatic DIY rescues were eventually completed, but it took the combined efforts of the entire community to save the pair. View Now
There's nothing that'll separate a mama from her kids... except a military deployment. (We all know every mom would go with her babies if she had a chance.). Leaving pets behind is devastating too.
Grab the kleenex because these three heartwarming and patriotic military homecomings will pull at your heartstrings. There's nothing better after leaving family and pets to travel the world than to finally come home.
This soldier surprised his girlfriend at her high school graduation. You've got to see the special moment when the couple reunited and shared a sweet kiss. Then, check out this footage of a brother returning from his military service early to surprise his little sister at her fifth-grade graduation. View Now
Two men were wrestling and playing rough with each other in a grassy field. Suddenly, the horseplay stops and one of the men reveals his pinky that is bent sideways. Luckily, he was able to pop his finger back into place.
A night club in Poland was celebrating the military on Poland’s Day of Freedom and Citizens' Rights. The club owner was driving a tank when it accidentally crashed into the entrance of the building. A police investigation determined that the crash was due to a tank malfunction. View Now
Navy Chief Patrick Noble recently came home from his deployment in the Middle East, where he was met by his very excited son Benjamin. And the mother of a Marine seen in this video was equally excited to have her son home - although she did give him some grief for not telling her he was coming home. View Now
Hannah didn't think her marine brother would make it home for her wedding. He had previously told her that he wouldn't be able to take leave for the ceremony. However, he made it work and surprised her shortly before the ceremony took place. View Now
There was a lot more than a diploma waiting for Steven Turner Jr. when he went onto the stage to collect it at his high school graduation. Little did he know his mother was there to surprise him after being deployed for nine months in the Navy stationed at Guantanamo Bay. Their warm hug and those tears of joy really say it all.
Military surprise videos are pretty much the best — and this one is no exception. U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Randy Brock was previously deployed to Japan. After six months abroad, he decided to surprise his son at his baseball game.
Instead of the typical, "surprise, hugs and cries,” this dad decided to disguise himself as the umpire at his son’s baseball game. It’s all very heartfelt, you may even shed a tear or two. View Now
First, watch these two dogs greeting their owner who is returning from a nine-month military deployment. Then, watch these dogs have two very different reactions to a soldier's homecoming. One was very excited to see her while the other was more interested in the toy bone she had in her mouth. View Now
Check out this shocking footage of military special forces in Colombian engaged in a heated standoff with narco gang leader Édgar Gutierrez Arenas. The military officials were eventually able to apprehend the suspect after he was surrounded by the special forces team while a helicopter hovered above them. View Now