Military Dad Dresses Up as Opposing Player, Surprises Son at Football Game (Video)


December 19, 2013

Earlier this year, one military father came up with one of the most creative ways yet of surprising his son back home.

Master Sgt. Joseph Martel returned early from a tour of Afghanistan in September, something his wife was aware of but his son, Justin, was not.

Justin’s football team was playing a game in Brussels, Belgium, and Joseph came up with the idea to disguise himself as a player for the opposing team. Joseph watched his son from the sideline until the referees called a meeting at midfield — under the guise of reviewing safety protocol — during which Joseph revealed himself, and the two enjoyed a tearful and heartwarming reunion.

“I had no idea what was going to happen,” Justin said. “And all of a sudden he was just there.”

Check out the awesome moment in the video below, with a hat tip to For The Win for bringing it to our attention.

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