"It's nice that something touches our hearts and we are all human, and caring human beings."

Captain Mario Lopes has been a pilot for over 40 years, but he never thought he'd have the honor of piloting the flight that flew his son home from a 9-month-long deployment in Kuwait.

He found out that United Airlines was doing a military-chartered flight, so Captain Lopes picked it up. He and his wife kept it a secret from their son, so he'd be surprised. He lives in Gainesville, Virginia, and his son is based out of Virginia Beach. The reunion happened in Germany, and it was all caught on video.

Who doesn't love a good military homecoming video? :)