Soldier Dad Who Surprised Son During School Assembly Visits Fox and Friends
In a Father’s Day surprise, Staff Sgt. Luis Bratic was the one surprising his three children, Ashley, Luke and Christopher. After serving 11 months in Afghanistan, he came home a month early without telling his kids, and instead showed up at each of their schools.
The moment when he visits his youngest son, Christopher, is caught on camera. The 10-year-old said he knew something suspicious was happening when his teacher asked him to lead the Pledge of Allegiance. In the middle of saying the Pledge, Sgt. Bratic appeared on stage and after that there wasn’t a dry eye in the auditorium.
finished the Pledge before embracing his dad for the first time in almost a year. Staff Sgt. Bratic described the moment, “Well as soon as I saw him, I did exactly what he did. I put my hand over my heart and just walked out towards him to try and give him some sort of focus. And I didn’t really keep it together because after that I started crying too.”
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Prior to that visit, he surprised his 12-year-old son, Luke, who was being hailed by his school as a local hero for helping out with Operation Outreach, a program that helps Afghan kids with their education. Luke said of his dad’s homecoming, “I’m really happy. I’m glad he’s home, I’m glad he’s safe and I’m glad to see him.”