Christmas usually means a lot of time with the family, but that isn’t always a reality for some.
While most of us get to gather around to celebrate a holiday meal with loved ones, there are tens of thousands of troops currently deployed who won’t get that experience.
Fortunately, a lot of troops get to come home during Christmas, and this typically leads to some great SURPRISE moments.
Following his team’s win, Notre Dame guard Matt Farrell was asked to look at the big-screen for a special message. He was shocked to discover it was his older brother wishing him a Merry Christmas from overseas.
“This is First Lieutenant Bo Farrell, wishing Notre Dame a very merry Christmas,” he stated to a thunderous roar of applause. “Congrats on the win, and go Irish!” Immediately Matt begins to tremble, but there’s no way he was ready for what would happen next.
“Matty, I’ve been watching you from here… I just want you to know how proud I am of you,” he said, as the crowd continued to cheer. “I love you, and I miss you very much.”
Before Bo ended his video he told Matt that he hoped to see him soon, “real soon.” Get the tissues ready, because there wasn’t a dry eye in the arena after this:
Merry Christmas, everyone, and thank you to the men and women who are giving up their holidays to defend our nation. God bless!