The brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces are truly a special breed of people, willing to put their lives on the line day after day while going long stretches without seeing their family. That’s why this video capturing one military dad’s surprise homecoming is such a pure moment.
After spending a year deployed in Afghanistan, National Guardsman Sgt. First Class Terry Gottke was finally able to come home to his wife and young girls. The resulting scene, captured by the family’s friends and loved ones, is incredibly emotional.
After receiving news of his leave, Gottke was, understandably, incredibly excited to see his two daughters Tawny and Brea. With the help of his wife, Brittany, they devised a plan to give their daughters the shock of a lifetime.
Since both Brittany and Terry are members of their town’s fire department, they only needed a few simple materials to execute the perfect surprise for their two daughters – a borrowed fire truck, some firemen’s gear, and a concocted “emergency.” The resulting homecoming is almost too sweet for words.
For those that do not know Terry’s was deployed to Afghanistan for 1 year. We have kept his return from our 7 and 5 year old daughters. We are both members of Wayne township fire dept and the girls want to be firemen when they get older so it only seemed right to have him surprise them on the fire truck and in his gear.* Jukin Media Verified *Find this video and others like it by visiting https://www.jukinmedia.com/licensing/view/987083For licensing / permission to use, please email licensing(at)jukinmedia(dot)com.
Posted by Brittany Gottke on Saturday, March 31, 2018