To surprise his dad on the Father’s Day, 27-year-old Taylor McCauley and his brother Robee planned a special surprise that had the dad flipping the table and breaking down in tears.
Taylor has been working with the Marines as a rifleman and has been away from home for 7 years. While he only got the chance to visit home for a few times during his service, Taylor was determined to make the most out of the recent Father’s Day.
In all the excitement upon seeing his son appear out of nowhere, the father nearly tripped as he stood up, causing him to flip over the table in enthusiasm and rush to his son.
He then gave him the biggest hug ever and wouldn’t let go for minutes!
Video credit: UNILAD
Speaking to unilad, Robee, who filmed the emotional moment, said:
“My brother came home to the military and drove home 17 hours to surprise my dad for Father’s Day. My brother (the one in the video getting hugged) had made It seem like he was still in North Carolina.
“So as he was reading the card that my brother wrote him. Like we planned I texted my brother ‘now’ to come to the screen door. That was my cue to start filming
“The atmosphere was amazing. So much joy and excitement filled the room. My brother had been away for seven years but would visit a couple times in between all those years. He had been overseas with the Marines as a rifleman.”
Taylor also had plenty to say of the emotional and memorable moment:
“I wasn’t sure how it was going to go. I drove 17 hours to get back home so my head was all over the place. I was in contact with my parents before I got to the house and made it seem like I was still in North Carolina because I really wanted them to be surprised, but also to keep tabs on them so the plan would go well.
“It was father’s day, so I knew it would be intense and on the way back I got a pretty heartfelt message from my dad. When I read it, I thought ‘oh man’, that’s why in the video he called me a son of a bitch.
“I gave Robee a card to give to him, so the one he’s reading in the video is from me but he didn’t get the chance to read it on camera because I walked up to the door too quickly.”
After recording the special occasion, thousands of users viewed it on Twitter with many of them saying they cried while watching.
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