Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful and nothing makes us more grateful than looking around and seeing the friends and family who love us, smiling because they are here in our lives and our hearts.
However, not everybody has the chance to have loved ones with them always. Hundreds of thousands of people in our country spend the holidays with absent family because those loved ones are carrying out duties overseas. They are protecting our country by defending it in war zones and on military bases across the world.
For one solider, whose identity is only known as Elias, his homecoming wasn’t just a surprise, it was an emotional reunion with family and friends. He surprised his wife when he came home the day before Thanksgiving and gave his young family something to be extremely grateful for.
The inspiring hero was stationed in Afghanistan at the time and got just enough time home to spend showing his family the love they deserve.
If you are either inspired by this video or grateful for the family in your life everyday, please SHARE with friends and family. And don’t forget to count your blessings this Thanksgiving.
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