This Soldier Traveled 22 Hours To Surprise His Wife And Newborn Daughter, And Their Reunion Is Beautiful.

National Guard soldier John Vorrath was stationed overseas and had to watch via FaceTime as his wife give birth to their second child. As a surprise to John, during the video call he was slipped a note saying that his request for leave had been approved, and he began the long trip back home to surprise his wife. After a 22 hour trip, John finally landed in the states and made his way to the hospital to surprise his unsuspecting wife and newborn daughter. Their reunion was tearful and heartwarming! It gets even better at 1:55 when their two year old son gets to see his dad for the first time since he’s been deployed.

Prepare yourself for this adorable video!


Shifting political priorities and economic malaise at home can sometimes make it easy to overlook the thousands of Americans still deployed to dangerous places around the world. With so few serving on behalf of so many, our overseas obligations have turned into a revolving door of deployments, sending our service members on their fourth, fifth, and even sixth deployments. These frequent and extended absences add to the already stressful conditions of combat.

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