Transcript for Servicemen Surprise Their Families by Coming Home for the Holidays
Finally tonight, home for the holidays. Some servicemen just can't resist having a little fun surprising their loved ones. Creating some priceless moments. Here's John donvan. Reporter: Look at that kid's smile. And Santa Claus, and who's that guy in the back? Here's a hint. It's the time of the year for the happy prank, dads surprising their boys in gym class. Like this 6-year-old in Houston. Or hide behind Santa, like Trent Baskerville did. Nine months, he was in Afghanistan. I'm very anxious to see them. Reporter: But now this. Daddy! Reporter: 6-year-old Jordan took a moment to thank the man in red. And this brings us to the photo. With our face of happiness. Here's what actually happened. Rob Stella had been gone a year in the Navy, and it took a while for the kids to spot him on this day. But here's what you get. And a reminder that happiness on a kid's face can also look like this. John donvan, ABC news, Washington. Maybe the best Christmas ever. We thank John donvan for that gift. "Gma" in the morning and David Muir right back here tomorrow night. I'm Tom llamas in New York. Have a great evening. Good night. ?
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