May 12th, 2017 by David Triplet

Military protocol was no match for one little boy’s love for his mom during an emotional family reunion.

Kathryn Waldvogel waited patiently in line for dismissal after serving nine months in Afghanistan with the National Guard’s 114th Transportation Company. Her 3-year-old son Cooper, however, couldn’t wait to be in her arms. As the soldiers waited for a formal dismissal before saying hello to their families, Cooper decided he’d had more than enough of waiting. He darted across the floor of the Inver Grove Heights Training Center auditorium and jumped into his mother’s arms.

Breaking the rules was never this cute!

(Source: CrazyGirL)

This wasn’t the first time little Cooper and his family waited for a loved one’s arrival. His father, Adam Waldvogel, returned in December after serving with the National Guard’s 850th Horizontal Engineers in Afghanistan. The deployments for Kathryn and Adam overlapped, so the two were last together with their son over a year and a half ago. Now they’re both home and get to spend time with Cooper.

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November 22nd, 2016 by David Triplet

When little kids hear they are going to become a big brother or a big sister, their reactions can be very mixed. Many children aren’t exactly thrilled when they hear the news, often feeling like they’ll now need to compete for their parent’s love…or even worse, share their toys!

But then there are kids such as this sweet boy. He’s always dreamed of being a big brother, and after years of praying, his parents surprised him with the good news in the cutest way imaginable! His joy is sure to melt your heart.

I bet he’s going to be a great big brother.

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