As the world spends time speculating on the fate of Justin Bieber, a mid-Michigan community gratefully welcomed back sons, daughters, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, and most importantly...soldiers.

Grab a tissue and watch as a father meets his son for the very first time.

Friends and family from all over Michigan recently gathered in Owosso to gratefully welcome back 153 members of the 144th Military Company of the National Guard from their tour of Afghanistan.

Of course, all of the reunions were joyous, but one was especially poignant.

Watch as one very happy soldier, Zachary King, meets his baby son Jonathon for the very first time.

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