Military Mom Is Prohibited From Talking To Family, But 3-Year-Old Son Ignores The Rules
Cooper was just three years old when his mother, Kathryn, returned home from deployment.
In 2014, Kathryn Waldvogel came home to Minnesota after serving in Afghanistan with the National Guard’s 114th Transportation Company for nine long months.
Upon arrival, the rules were strict. The National Guard members were told to file into the gymnasium and get into formation. They were not supposed to say hello or speak to their family members and loved ones until they were dismissed.
But little Cooper decided he couldn’t wait to hug his mother one second longer. He broke the military protocol, emerged from the crowd of anxious loved ones and bolted into Kathryn’s arms as the crowd erupted in cheers.
The incredible moment was captured on camera by KARE-TV and posted on Facebook, where it quickly went viral with tens of millions of views, comments and shares.
But Kathryn isn’t the only one in Cooper’s family who has served in Afghanistan…
Watch this unbelievable moment unfold in the clip below, and please SHARE this with your friends on Facebook!
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