Soldier Returns Home To Incredible Surprise

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This pic of a cute little baby waiting for its soldier father to see it for the first time ever has racked up more than 1.5 million likes on Facebook. 

The baby is 7 month old Harper Tesar and is pictured holding a poster saying: ‘Hey I just met you and this is crazy, but my name’s Harper and I’m your baby!’ If you follow popular music you will be aware this is a Carly Rae Jepson song.

The father,  US Army Specialist Cole Tesar, who was returning from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan saw his baby for the first time at this moment .

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The soldier said he was shocked how quickly it went viral and that it was a special moment for him when he saw his daughter for the first time.

‘It is kind of different because it is my own baby; it is our own blood. It is definitely special, and it is a pretty good feeling,’ he said. At first I thought this was a cruel trick by someone he had had a one night stand with but it actually turns out to be a lovely story that he is over the moon about.

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By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'