Transcript for Loved Ones Home Just in Time for the Holidays
Back now with "Gma" and those emotional holiday reunions just in time for Christmas, many so for the first time in years. You said to bring the Kleenex so I did. You might need one. I will. Would you believe, a true story. I haven't been home for Christmas with my family in 15 years. No. But that's by choice. For many other people who actually like their families, it's hard to imagine even one Christmas without them. For California's Nelson family a volunteer trip to greet military vets at the airport turned into the ultimate Christmas surprise, first lieutenant Kenyon Nelson deployed to Afghanistan since February returning home just in time to be with his family for the holidays. Were you surprised. Yes. His wife was in on it. The kids had no idea. It was really hard. Yeah, I was sure I'd slipped up several times but, no, they were completely surprised. Reporter: Bringing families together, of course, that's what this holiday is all about. "Gma" even got into the mix sending Liz Welker home for the holidays to surprise her family just outside their front door. It was the ultimate Christmas wish come true. It's been so nice having our siblings and parents and the babies to do the Christmas traditions that we do every single year. Oh. Thank you. Reporter: The Freemans a family of five that hasn't been able to fly home for the holidays in six years until "Gma" stepped in. ? Reporter: And for Julie Hartman whose two sons are serving in the military thousands of miles apart reuni reuniting this band of brothers after four years it it was a true Christmas miracle. Thank you so much for bringing our family together. Happy holidays, happy new year. It's really fantastic to see those and just want to quickly say on behalf of ABC news we want to apologize to technology's family. He does love you. He has a funny way of showing it and that's fine. Cool, that works, right? All right, well, coming up
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