A U.S. soldier based in Afghanistan for nine long months got the welcome home to end all warm welcomes. Cole Tesar came face to face with his baby girl for the first time.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, the soldier was met at the airport. A sign was fixed to a stroller in which his smiling baby sat. Note the homage to the Carly Rae Jepsen hit single:
"Hey I just met you and this is crazy but my name's Harper and I'm your baby!"
As viral goes, this picture must warrant some kind of record, having been circulated more than one million times in a mere fifteen hours. Little Harper's greeting inspired others to share their own homecoming signs.
Wife Logan admitted getting through her pregnancy and birth without Cole had been tough.
And the soldier clung to the thought of coming home, "knowing that when it was all said and done, I would be with my family, I would be able to hold my baby for the first time, and be back with Logan and start a family."
Parting may be such sweet sorrow, but some reunions are so much sweeter than we could possibly imagine.
A birth announcement like no other.