Army Specialist Chris Adams went to a lot of trouble to make it home in time for his 22nd birthday. Stationed in Afghanistan for ten months, Adams hatched an elaborate plan to surprise his mother, father, and girlfriend when he found out he'd be returning home to Groveland, Massachusetts, just in time for the big day.
Working as a firefighter before his deployment, Adams got his old work buddies to tell his mother that there was a gas leak at her house. Once she was outside and police and fire trucks began arriving with sirens blaring, she was overcome with shock and joy at the sight of her darling son getting out of one of the trucks.
I don't know about you, but I just love watching videos of soldier homecomings.
What a weight lifted off the family to have him home; they'll be able to sleep restfully again.