Stranger Gives Returning Soldier A Huge Surprise For Him And His Family

A Chance Encounter

Those who serve in our armed forces truly sacrifice and deserve so much, and sometimes we lose sight of that. So when this man ran into a soldier before his flight, he took the time to thank the soldier for his service. However, it was how the man helped this Army man afterward that will really blow you away!

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During his layover, a businessman noticed a U.S. Army soldier in uniform walking towards his terminal. The soldier sat down next to the man, and they got to talking about their lives. The soldier introduced himself as Mr. Glascott and told the businessman more about himself. Glascott was so excited to get home, and had some pretty big plans lined up...

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Heading Home

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Glascott told the businessman that he was on leave for a short while and was headed back to his family. It was his son’s ninth birthday, and he had a big trip planned. The entire family would head to Great Wolf Lodge for a fun and relaxing vacation! Glascott was excited for the trip, but was even more excited just to see his family. He only had a few more hours...

An Emotional Return

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After the flight, the soldier and the businessman went their separate ways. Glascott had enjoyed their conversation, but all he really wanted was to see his family. When he saw them at the gate, they all exchanged tearful hugs and kisses as his family welcomed him home. They turned to walk away, only to run into the businessman one last time...

A Final Goodbye

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After running into each other again, the businessman and the soldier exchanged a final handshake and goodbye. The stranger spoke to Glascott’s wife and sons as well, thanking them again for their service as a military family and wished them the best in the future. The man would never see them again, but he had a big idea in mind for the loving family!

A Mysterious Note

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Glascott and his family traveled shortly after to Great Wolf Lodge as planned. When checking in with the receptionist, the soldier was surprised to hear that there was a note on his account from a man named Brad. Neither Glascott nor his wife knew any Brads, or how he would know about their trip. So what could this random note possibly be about?

Well Wishes

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The receptionist told Glascott that Brad had sent a note of well wishes to the family from Atlanta. Glascott knew then that Brad was the businessman he had met at the airport! It made his heart glad that Brad had thought enough of them to leave a nice note. However, it was what the soldier found out next that really threw him for a loop!

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