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Tear Jerker: Deployed dad makes surprise return


Disguised as catcher while daughter throws first pitch.

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This one might get you misty: Nine-year-old Alayna Adams threw out the first pitch beforeThursday's Tampa Bay Rays-Boston Red Sox game. She was told she'd been selected by the U.S.O. for the honor, partially because her father, Lt. Col. Will Adams, had been deployed overseas in Afghanistan for most of the past two years.Before Alayna threw her pitch, a message from Dad played on the video board, saying he'd see her soon. Indeed he would.Because it turned out the whole thing was a ruse orchestrated by the U.S.O and the Rays. Lt. Col. Will Adams was, in fact, dressed in catcher's gear, crouching behind home plate, awaiting the throw from his daughter.


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"That was the hardest part. Being back home and not being able to see them."


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Impotent Waffle
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Holy Hell, My allergies are really bad this morning...





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Almost 2 years? I bet that girl of his had grown 6 inches since he last saw her.





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And there goes my faith in humanity again....





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Those always get me!





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Videos like this are great.





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And 12 people witnessed it at a rays game





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Awesome







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My allergies are really bad this morning






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love these







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And 12 people witnessed it at a rays game


All are family members flown in from out-of-state






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That's awesome...





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And 12 people witnessed it at a rays game








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awesome!

3 months down six more to go while deployed here






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castorinho
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Would you sacrifice one day to give your family this awesome experience?






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Soldier return videos are awesome







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Would be pretty cool if he parachuted in and drew down on his family with an m16 then was like lol it's me you guys





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Would be pretty cool if he parachuted in and drew down on his family with an m16 then was like lol it's me you guys






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