Sometimes it's hard for parents to get their adult children to come over and visit. A good way to change that is to start serving some good food. One marine came home after two years during a family cookout to surprise his mom. She's so stunned that all she can do is run away.
Then we have Rashad Cozart Gardenhire, who's coming home from the Navy after a year. He told his parents that he wasn't going to be able to come home, but booked a dinner reservation anyway so they could still have a nice evening. Turns out this was all part of his secret plan to surprise his mom. View Now
She thought she was just standing in to honor her father at a Washington Capitals hockey game, but Kaitlyn got a huge surprise! Kaitlyn's dad Lt. Joe Lemanek has been serving in the Navy since 2002 and is supposed to be currently deployed to the Middle East. Kaitlyn is emotional as the announcer talks about her dad, but her tears turned to joy when Joe appeared with a jersey for her! View Now
Although some of us will never experience the unbelievable feeling of a family member returning from the military, we can almost come close to it. Through the countless homecoming videos uploaded to the internet, we can share in that sense of relief and feeling of gratitude. From us at RightThisMinute, thank you kindly for your service to our country. View Now
We don't often get a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of those who serve our country which is what makes this video so unique. The U.S. Navy's submarine force is a smaller group of roughly 20,000 active-duty and reserve sailors who go for months beneath the waters. This video gives remarkable insight into the community and demonstrates the family-like relationship they share. From all of us at RightThisMinute, thank you for your service. View Now
Nothing requires more skill than hiding something from your mom. Why? Well, moms know everything! Airman Reggie Gillis made plans with his mom Laura to fly in a few days after her birthday. Like all the best sons, Reggie had made other arrangements. So, with the help of his grandma, Reggie surprised his mom at her work on her birthday! View Now
Military homecomings are surely precious to the families who have been home waiting for their loved one to return. Although this might be true, our military men and women have so much to be thankful for when they come home. They now have a safe place to lie their heads but most importantly arms to show them love and affection. Nothing says welcome home like a big hug. View Now
Often times when military men and women re-enlist into the army it's because of their passion for the job. Devin Fuller invited his family, friends and fellow soldiers to celebrate his reenlistment. He's passionate about something alright (or someone) and he's got a question to ask his girlfriend Magdalen. Congratulations and thank you for your service! View Now
Sandra O'Hara was supposed to be in South Korea for 12 months, but the Air Force let her come home a little early. She decided to use this opportunity to surprise her mother, sister, and two brothers. The family was at a local restaurant in Austin, Texas and dad helped get the staff in on the surprise. Sandra surprised her family with a cake and judging by mom's reaction, their plan worked perfectly. View Now
The moment our own military men and women step onto their home soil, family, friends and loved ones are already cheering. It takes a special kind of person to travel overseas, one who loves their country and will stop at nothing to protect it. There is absolutely no homecoming more emotional than of those who fight for our freedom. Thank you for your service and welcome home! (Even the dog agrees!) View Now
Proposals truly are a remarkable moment of a couple's history together. It's only a matter of minutes before their entire relationship changes and the love they share is seemingly so much stronger. John is a United States Marine and he's going to propose to his girl Taylor in the best way he knows how. After all, who doesn't appreciate a man in uniform? Congrats John and Taylor! View Now
Not seeing your hero for nine months is like skipping out on dessert every meal, and 11-year-old Shane has missed his hero a great deal. Although SFC Kimble Patterson has been on four deployments, he and his wife Faith have never been able to surprise their son. This homecoming is different though because Shane has no idea his dad, his hero, is about to give him a big hug. View Now
Military homecomings are some of the most touching moments on earth. When that special someone finally returns home after what seems like an eternity, all you can do is hug them and vow to never let them go. We have all the feels for these three videos! View Now
While searching for a missing person in Teruel, Spain, officers happened upon a massive arsenal of 100-year-old explosives at the bottom of a river. They called in professionals from Special Underwater Activities who soon discovered 41 different types of explosives. Some of those including, mortar and artillery shells, hand and mortar grenades, and aviation bombs dating back to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Bomb disposal specialists destroyed the ammunition in many phases over the course of three months to ensure proper safety protocols. View Now
Ever heard of the military diet? It's supposed to make you lose up to 10 pounds in seven days, but does it really work? Lucky for us, Candace Lowry is trying out the interesting diet that consists of three days of lower calories each day and food such as tuna and ice cream in one meal. After three days, it goes to four days of 1500 calories. See if the notoriously hangry Candace survived! View Now
Brian has been off doing his Naval duties for a while, so his kids didn't expect him to pay them a visit at the Black Bear Diner for Father's Day. So that's exactly what he did, dressed as "Papa Bear" nonetheless.
Big brother is on leave, so he stops by his sibling's school, catching Ariel off guard between classes. It's an incredibly heartwarming moment and probably the best excuse ever for when the teachers ask why Ariel was late to class. View Now
This dad was hang gliding the day away when he noticed something off in the distance. He saw a military transport plane and he thought it would be cool to see how close he could get. Turns out he gets pretty close, right above it in fact! He's able to record the moment he flies right overhead! View Now
Veterans always deserve praise, no matter what time of year it is. This summer, Budweiser has been highlighting the stories of those who have fought for our freedom. This time, actor and fellow veteran Adam Driver helps to surprise a very deserving family with the help of Folds of Honor with a special scholarship. Truly touching! View Now
Nothing brings a smile to our faces here at RightThisMinute like a classic military homecoming.
Seven months seems like an eternity when you're young, so Colleen Geddes' son Eli is eagerly counting down the days until he next sees dad, who's deployed with the Australian armed forces. Usually, you've got to call a locksmith when you're accidentally locked out of your apartment, but today dad himself is on the other side!
Surprising your mom? Steal her car, take it for a spin and then return it... She won't even be mad because she's missed you. That's exactly what Shareff Champlain did to surprise his mother Leslie after living in Japan for two years while serving in the US Army. Frantic about her truck, mom didn't know what to think when it rolls up to the house... With her son behind the wheel! View Now
It just started a few months ago, but The Good Cemeterian Historical Preservation Project is picking up speed and making a difference in people's lives. Andrew uses his free time to clean veterans' graves. It's a small way to honor those we have lost who fought for our country. View Now
We've seen many adventurers try to ride from the Arctic Circle to the very southern tip of Argentina in one trip, but a ruthless section of wild Panamanian jungle has somehow beaten them all. If there's a "dream team" that could pull this daunting challenge off, however, it's the four Army vets behind "Where The Road Ends"—a truly epic motorcycle documentary-in-the-making. View Now
After a long and patient six-month period overseas, Sergeant Jason Cohen waits for his family in their Florida home. When his wife Tiffany and their 3-year-old son Jaxson return home, they freeze in momentary shock as they catch a glimpse of his face. Welcome home Jason, thank you for your service!
Military homecomings are usually a best-kept secret and little Brayleigh would agree. The 2-year-old stands patiently outside awaiting a surprise when she suddenly spots dad. View Now
Animals can bring such joy to our lives. Try not to tear up while watching this feel good story from Humankind. Cincinnati Air Force Sgt. Adam Wylie hadn't seen retired military dog Emra since they served together 3 years before (although they had Skyped 6 months ago). All these years later, Emra totally recognized him. View Now
In the midst of all the latest news about airline flights gone bad (like this shocking moment a man was dragged off a United flight), this flight is redeeming our faith in humanity! Aboard a Southwest flight, David Brian captured an amazing moment when a flight attendant mentioned the many families on the plane that had lost loved ones in the line of duty. View Now
It always pulls at our heartstrings when a homecoming is seamlessly pulled off. In this touching video, Specialist Gabriel Anthony Lopez surprises his mom at work after three years of active duty. Try not to cry! View Now
Leaving loved ones behind is almost unbearable, and we imagine our animal friends feel the same! If your pooches are excited already about you returning from the grocery store, can you imagine their "Welcome Home" reaction after many long months? It's safe to say we're all dog people after watching Zander's emotional homecoming. View Now