Welcome home, soldier:
It was the emotional moment these soldiers had dreamed of for nine months in Afghanistan: to finally be dismissed so they could see their families.
But as they dutifully waited in line to receive orders, three-year-old Cooper Waldvogel took charge.
Ignoring the strict military protocol, he ran up to the troops – into the arms of his mom Kathryn, a member of the National Guard.
The line of uniformed officers from Chisholm, Minnesota, tried desperately to keep straight faces as the touching display reduced many to tearful smiles and laughter.
You didn’t have to be there to get “reduced” like that.