Soldier surprises 7-year-old son
Simone Del Rosario
Photo: Video by kgun9.com
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Seven-year-old Riley was told they were picking up a family friend at the airport.
Imagine his surprise when his dad shows up instead.
"It was nonstop tears," Dean Lovelace said. "I finally got him back."
Lovelace was deployed in Afghanistan. He wasn't supposed to return until August, meaning he would miss the birth of his third son.
But his wife, Jessica, needed extra help with this pregnancy. So in a lucky twist of fate, he gets to come home early.
"I'm overly joyed," Lovelace said. "I'm so happy to see my family. After being away, it feels so good to finally have them in my arms."
In his arms at last -- and not letting go.