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ONLY SEE ON FOX 33 ... A

FAMILY SHARES THEIR LONG-

AWAITED REUNION WITH US ... AS

A MILITARY DAD RETURNS HOME

FROM DEPLOYMENT AND SURPRISES

HIS TWO SONS.FOX 33'S

ALEXANDRA MEACHUM WAS THERE TO

CAPTURE THE MOMENT, ALEX?

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((Meachum))IT WAS SUCH A SWEET

MOMENT TO WATCH AND THE TWO

BOYS THOUGHT IT WAS JUST AN

AVERAGE SCHOOL DAY WHEN IT

BECAME ONE THEY'LL NEVER

FORGET.

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(Alexandra Meachum)SERGEANT

DAVID MCGARRITY WAITS TO SEE

HIS SON'S FACE FOR THE FIRST

TIME IN-PERSON AFTER BEING

DEPLOYED OVERSEAS FOR THE PAST

NINE MONTHS. AS HIS CLASS

ROUNDS THE CORNER ... YOU CAN

SEE WHEN LITTLE DAVID REALIZES

IT'S HIS DAD. NATS (B ROLL)

(Alexandra Meachum)MOM AMANDA

IS IN THE BACKGROUND CAPTURING

THE MOMENT ON HER PHONE. SHE

ORGANIZED THE SURPRISE WITH

HELP FROM SHREVE ISLAND

ELEMENTARY. (Sgt. David

McGarrity, Returns Home from

Deployment)"No words to

describe it. No words. He's my

first born so he's my

everything."(David John

McGarrity, 9-year-old son)

"What was it like to see your

dad today? Amazing."(Alexandra

Meachum)AND THIS WAS JUST THE

FIRST SURPRISE ... (David John

McGarrity, 9-year-old son)"How

do you think to react? He's

going to be running at him

full speed."NATS (BROLL)

(Alexandra Meachum)HE WAS

RIGHT. NATS (BROLL)AND NOW

THEY'RE ALL TOGETHER AGAIN.

(Amanda McGarrity, wife)

"Taking role of both mom and

dad when he's not physically

here is tough but I'm

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glad I did it. But I'm super

glad he's home."(Alexandra

Meachum)THE MCGARRITYS' SAY

THE NEXT STEP IS TO JUST SPEND

TIME TOGETHER AS A FAMILY.

THEIR LONG-AWAITED DAY IS AN

EMOTIONAL ONE.(nats)"You're

getting big and heavy! ...

It's my backpack. Oh, it's

your backpack that's why

you're getting heavy."BUT IT'S

HAPPY TEARS AS THEY GRAB

BACKPACKS AND CHECK OUT OF

SCHOOL EARLY ... WALKING

HAND-IN-HAND ... TOWARD A HOME

THAT NOW HAS THEIR DAD BACK

AGAIN.

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((Meachum))THEY SAY THEY ATE

THEIR TRADITIONAL "DADS BACK

HOME MEAL" OF STEAK, LOADED

BAKE POTATOES AND ASPARAGUS.

BACK TO YOU.

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((SENNET))WHEN WE RETURN...

CHIEF METEOROLOGIST TODD

WARREN HAS YOUR FULL FORECAST

AHEAD.AND... A PAIR OF DOGS

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