It was an incredibly emotional moment for those witnessing the reunion between a marine and his son with cerebral palsy who took his very first steps into the arms of his father.
While Staff Sgt. Jeremy Cooney was serving in Afghanistan, Cooney’s wife Melissa and their son worked diligently to gift the father with an epic surprise.
Writing that the family had kept the newfound mobility a secret from Cooney, his wife Melissa explained, “Doctors originally said that [our son] would never walk or do much of anything. While daddy was away, he learned to walk.”
The emotional reunion had bystanders and viewers in tears as the young boy confidently walked towards his father, patiently waiting with outstretched arms to greet his little hero.
As the child reached his father, he scooped him into his arms amidst roaring applause and cheers from the auditorium. The family joined for a tight hug as they absorbed the miracle they had just witnessed and company of each other that they had been longing for.
You can watch the unbelievable moment below.
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