Clemson Football Player’s Father Returns Home From Afghanistan For A Tearful Pregame Surprise

Nothing like a little soldier homecoming surprise video to get you crying on a Thursday afternoon.

Capt. Cody Lucas, signal advisor for the 1st Security Forces Assistance Bridge in the U.S. Army, returned home after nine months in Afghanistan. His son Ty, a freshman football player at Clemson, about fell through the floor when his dad surprised him before the game.

“It was a huge surprise,” Ty Lucas said in the video before pulling his orange helmet down over his face. “The best thing ever. I was not expecting it at all.”

Grab the Kleenex.