PURE LOVE… 6 Year-Old Boy Walks to His US Marine Father For First Time (Video)

Six year-old Michael surprised his US Marine father. Michael walked to his dad for the first time when his father returned home from war.

Absolutely wonderful.
(Warning: You may need a Kleenex for this one!)

From Welcome Home Blog:

“When my husband left on his deployment, our 6-year-old son could not walk on his own. He has cerebral palsy. Doctors originally said that he would never walk or do much of anything. While daddy was away, he learned to walk. For his homecoming, we set it up for Michael to walk to his daddy for the first time ever! We kept the fact that he could walk a secret the whole time his dad was gone!”
Melissa C.

Welcome home, heroes!
Hat Tip Andrew

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  • sybilll

    Thanks for the headline that this needed a Kleenex warning Jim! ~Sniff

  • Patty

    Tears of joy for a change. I needed this, can’t say here but thank you. Mr. Hoft and Andrew.

  • Nana

    Kleenex time ….this is wonderful!

  • Tony

    What Patty said.

  • bg




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  • bg



    It Has Always Been The Soldier

    It is the soldier,
    not the President who gives US Democracy.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Congress who takes Care of US.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Reporter who has given us Freedom of Press.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Poet who has given us Freedom of Speech.

    It is the soldier,
    not the campus [community] Organizer who
    has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate.

    It is the soldier,
    who salutes the flag;
    who serves beneath the flag,
    and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    that allows the protester to burn the flag.

    ~ Father Dennis O’Brien, US Marine Corp. Chaplain

    God Bless America!

    God Bless Soldiers everywhere for putting THEIR
    lives on the line to protect us ALL from terrorism!


  • thescribbler

    Awwww, God bless him! Does this old heart good to see that love and miracles still exist. (Yep, made me cry)

  • bg


    what a Lovely family..

    thanks for the tip Andrew,

    ans thanks for posting it GP..

    and would also like thank Melissa for not only
    making the video, but for sharing it with US..

    God Bless & Godspeed to All


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  • BS61

    That was great Jim Hoft! But there is a stop the Tea Party obsructionist ad on your site… hope that you get that off!

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  • Emma

    Well, I’m a mess. Tears still flowing. Wow.

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  • Thanks for that. A lift I needed. Go Michael. The world is your oyster.

  • Liz

    Nothing is as beautiful as the love of a good father. Loved this. These guys and their families make America strong.

  • mg4us

    Thanks for sharing Jim. . . What a wonderful story and gift . . .God Bless them!

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  • NoOneIsListeningToYou

    That was amazing. God bless America..

  • Mary

    This truly touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. thanks for sharing!

  • RobCary

    What a wonderful video. Thanks for posting Jim.

  • Maureen

    THIS is who our soldiers are fighting for!!!!!!!! God Bless this brave boy and his father!

  • George

    God bless our troops and their families. Thank you for posting.

  • Linda


    Precious are our Troops!
    Welcome Home Heroe!
    Forever Grateful and Very Proud of You!

  • Ryan A.

    #12 … so the people that have passed budgets which the Senate refuses to reciprocate and the President promises to veto. . and its not the two parties who won’t do anything that are obstructionist, but the one that DOES do something?

    And what the hell is wrong with you bringing it up here in the first place?

  • Gary Behrend

    Words can never express the intensity of one’s feelings upon seeing one’s family after a long deployment, but this film is a great illustration. Thank you for reminding me of those moments.

  • Amie Whittemore

    Thank you for posting this! what a wonderful story! God Bless our soldiers!

  • Mannie

    There IS good news in the world. Thank you for posting that. What a homecoming. And thank you, Marine, for your service. Semper Fi.

  • aprilnovember811

    So sweet.

  • donnieg

    As a parent of a special needs child you treasure every small victory…..brushing their own teeth, writing their name, leaning how to tie their shoes. These seem small but never take these victories for granted. They are a triumph of love and spirit. This video was a major victory for love and the devil is in hell roaring his fury.

  • well now

    Saw this on Fox and Friends this am and Carlson had to turn reading over to the guys she was crying so hard you could hear it in her voice.
    This is what the lefties,the Feminazis and Obama hates. The decency,determination,courage and pure get’rdone moxie of the average American.

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  • This is what makes this country great…God, family, service. What a privilege to be able to watch this beautiful moment.

    Semper fi to the entire family – NEVER QUIT!

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  • CommieJuice

    And I was having a really bad day. I needed this! God bless em! Very touching. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Sasja

    A beautiful family and one whom God has truly blessed.

    Welcome home, Marine. A grateful nation is forever in your debt.

  • don

    This is where our tax dollars should help support people. This American Warrior and his handicapped child have earned every dollar they need. Not some 2 generation welfare rat and her 11 chilren. Godspeed to all who serve, and all who are handicapped. I will share my last dollar with you. Thanks for the link, and thanks for all who serve. I am indebted to you.

  • MVH

    Congratulations, Michael!!

    We know on whose “behalf” our brave military fights for. And it’s NOT for the ChicagoJe$u$!

  • decentAmerican

    Honour and courage both in battle, and at home.

    God bless you US Marines.

    God bless you US Military.

    BHO would have no clue as to the significance of this video.

  • lizzy84

    Simply beautiful.

    Thanks for posting this story, Jim.

  • Shortred

    Truly beautiful!

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  • atticcellar

    Let us all fall down and worship at the alter of the militant servants of the New World Order.

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  • Sasja

    Every time I read something about the Marines, there is a little nudge in the back of my mind. Today, I finally remembered what it was that kept gnawing at me. It was a poem I read years ago, written by Corporal Aaron M Gilbert, US Marine, sent to his father March 23, 2003.

    “In the midst of all evil, We will stand our ground. And we protect our country
    from all terror around.

    Peace and not war, is what some people say. But I’ll give my life, so you can live
    the American way.

    I give you the right to talk of your peace. To stand in your groups and protest in our

    But still I fight on, I don’t bitch, I don’t whine.
    I’m just one of the people who is doing your time.

    I’m harder than nails, stronger than any machine. I’m the immortal soldier,
    I’m a US MARINE.

    So stand in my shoes and leave from your home. Fight for the people who hate you
    with the protests they’ve shown.

    Fight for the stranger, Fight for the young. So they may have, the greatest freedom
    you’ve won.

    Fight for the sick. Fight for the poor. Fight for the cripple, who lives next door.

    But when your time comes, Do what I’ve done.
    For if you stand up for freedom, You’ll stand when the fight’s done.

    A short letter to his father was included with this poem. I don’t know if Corporal Gilbert made it safely home. I pray he did.


  • Sasja

    Where did the first part of this poem go? And why is my screen jumping up and down?

    It begins with:


    We all came together. Both young and old.
    To fight for our freedom. To stand and be bold.

    Then continues on as written above.

  • Candy

    #48 Missed out on some parenting love.

    Lets say, for argument, the new world order is coming… What are you prepared to do to defend yourself?

    I guess sitting on your butt posting asinine comments will stop it; Silly me, you were blinding us with your brilliance.

    But they fight for your right to be a pain and voice it (I wonder if you would post this if you lived in Iran, Somalia, Russia, China). Would you be willing to get beaten, go to prison, die to post it in those countries?

    Next time show some respect… or go earn some.

  • Jane Snow

    Beautiful, so glad dad stepped forward and scooped up his young son near the end of his walk. Just beautiful example of love on all sides.

  • Kyle

    An extremely brave kid going to his extremely brave dad. Like father, like son.

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