While serving their nation in a foreign country, soldiers must sometimes face the reality that they will miss out on key milestone events. This was the birth of Brandon Crespo’s kid for Marne Corporal Brandon Crespo.
Francs, Brandon’s wife, went through the most of her pregnancy without her husband’s help. The expecting couple could only communicate once or twice a month for a few months.
Francs handled the home front while also caring for her body and the growing baby throughout her husband’s 6-month deployment.
Brandon was able to listen in on the events unfolding over the phone as Francs went into labor on June 13 and provide some vocal encouragement and support to his wife. However, until his deployment ended, he could only see pictures of his kid. Finally, the day has arrived for Brandon to return home to his family in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Noah, Francs’s kid, was dressed in a lovely outfit. When she arrived at the military post with Noah in her arms for the big homecoming celebration, she put up a sign that read, “Out of my way! Meet beside daddy today!”
Brandon sprinted toward his wife and infant baby in video footage from the homecoming, but the strained emotion of the situation overpowered him. Brandon slowed down as he covered his face and sobbed before he could reach his family.
Francs decided to use social media to share this unique encounter with his family and friends.
She was surprised to discover how many people were moved by this special reunion when she checked her account a few days later. During the first few days, the video received over 17 million views.