12 Holiday military homecomings to warm your heart

Dec 24, 2014 at 12:47 p.m. ET

Grab a tissue, because it's about to get REAL soggy in here.

What better way to celebrate a time of family and love than by watching these amazing military homecoming videos.

1. This mom and dad were recording a message for their son, who they thought was oceans away.

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2. "Daddy! Daddy I missed you!" [sobbing intensifies]

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3. This teen's emotions are infectious when her dad surprises her at school

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4. The look on his grandmother's face. Priceless.

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5. We absolutely adore this vintage footage of a Vietnam soldier surprising his mother during a Christmas special. Amazing.

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6. This military daughter gives her mom the surprise of her life.

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7. Ah, the ol' soldier dressed as Santa trick! Love it.

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8. Is there anything sweeter than seeing young kids filled with so much joy?

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9. A soldier coming home has the power to light up a room full of people.

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10. This young woman is absolutely stunned to see her boyfriend on Christmas morning.

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11. This is technically from Thanksgiving but the look on his father's face is too sweet not to share.

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12. A perfectly timed surprise.

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