Staff Sgt. Jeremy Cooney in the United States Marines returned home after being deployed in Afghanistan to be greeted by his 6-year-old son, who suffered from cerebral palsy and was unable to walk last his father saw him, walked to his father in a heartwarming video which has already received more than 660,000 views.
In the touching video, which was uploaded to YouTube by Welcome Home Blog, an announcer can be heard telling Cooney, a father of six children, through the gymnasium’s loudspeaker:
“Your children are so very proud of you!”
The boy’s mother, Melissa Cooney, elaborated upon the incident on WelcomeHomeBlog.com where she stated:
“When my husband left on his deployment, our 6-year-old son could not walk on his own. He has cerebral palsy. Doctors originally said that he would never walk or do much of anything. While daddy was away, he learned to walk. For his homecoming, we set it up for Michael to walk to his daddy for the first time ever! We kept the fact that he could walk a secret the whole time his dad was gone!”
What are your thoughts on this incredibly heartwarming video of a Marine father seeing his 6-year-old kid walk for the first time?
Marine Father Sees Son Walk For First Time Video: