3-Year-Old Breaks Military Protocol As He Runs To Soldier Mom He Hasn't Seen In Months(video)

Bidding farewell to a loved one is never easy. Because we are social creatures, we frequently develop attachments to objects or people that bring us joy. Therefore, bidding farewell to those we love is like to cutting ourselves off from the joy that comes with being near them. When we say goodbye to someone, there are typically sniffles and tears involved, regardless of the reason—we could be leaving for college, moving to a new state or even nation, changing careers, or reporting for military duty. The worry that the persons saying goodbye might not cross paths again makes farewells even more painful.

Reuniting with loved ones, on the other hand, is something that most people look forward to. A treasured person might even be welcomed in many ways depending on the culture, such as by setting up drums, dancing, singing, or having a feast and beverages. People who have missed one other are inherently happy to see each other again and spend time together. This was the scenario a mother serving in the military faced with her three-year-old child, who was thrilled to see her after a protracted absence.

The young child was so excited that he ran into his mother's arms, breaking the laws in an attempt to reunite with her. Cooper Waldvogel was anxious to welcome his mother and her coworkers who were going home with his grandma and the families of other troops. His mother, 25-year-old Kathryn Waldvogel, was stationed in Afghanistan for nine months as part of the National Guard's 114th Transportation Company, which is located in Chisholm.

A photographer caught the endearing exchange. After then, on September 17, 2014, USA Today uploaded a snippet of the video to YouTube, where it was well-received by viewers. For the specifics, continue reading.

Not everyone was as eager as Cooper. His mother was pining for her son too.

"All I could think about was how much I wanted to hold him," Kathryn Waldvogel stated.

Kathryn assumed, nevertheless, that she would be waiting for some time since her first sergeant had ordered her and the other troops to report to the auditorium, where they would be released without a chance to say hello to relatives.

"We had to file into the building and get into formation all of a sudden, and I look up, and my mom and Cooper are right there," said Kathryn. "He appeared to be in awe of me as he kept smiling."

Cooper raced across the room to his mother after deciding that it was insufficient to just stare at her. He was picked up by Kathryn, who gave him a firm embrace. Upon its release on September 17, 2014, the video on USA Today's YouTube channel garnered a plethora of likes and comments.

After discovering the video, Kathryn also enjoyed reading the comments.

As she perused the entries, she remarked, "This one." "That was definitely the most humble, tear-jerking 26 seconds I've seen in a long time."

"It melts my heart, it's so great," she continued.

Cooper, meantime, has some prior experience holding out for loved ones. The child was waiting for his father, who was serving in the military, to return from Afghanistan.

Adam Waldvogel, a 26-year-old father of Cooper, said, "He kind of did the same thing for me."

Adam and Kathryn had conflicting schedules, so they weren't able to spend much time together. It also meant that Cooper didn't spend much time without any of them.

About his kid, Adam remarked, "He's the definition of resiliency, that's for sure."

Thus, it was simple to understand Cooper's desire to spend the entire day playing with his parents.
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