Clip of the Day: 'Captain America' Soldier Dad Surprises Sons

Superhero returns home from Afghanistan to awe his family.
Mar 22, 2012· 0 MIN READ
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Thousands of American troops are returning home, and there's nothing more rewarding than seeing their heart-tugging reunions with family and loved ones. In this moving video, a military Dad dresses up as Captain America and crashes his son's birthday party. A few minutes later, Dad reveals his true identity (if the look on the boy's face at 2:14 doesn't make your heart sing, nothing will).

The military plans to reduce forces in Afghanistan by 23,000 troops by the fall of 2012. Hopefully, that means many more reunions like these.

Thanks to the Welcome Home Blog for compiling on-the-homefront video of these profound and joyous reunions.