Kids love and look up to Captain America from ‘The Avengers,’ so it was a shock for this one boy to see his favorite superhero show up on his doorstep. Though the bigger shock came when he realized that this real-life strong man was actually his army dad returning from Afghanistan.

The dad had missed his son’s birthday by a few days, but the family decided it wasn’t too late to celebrate. So the kid, dressed up as his favorite comic book hero, got one of the best presents a kid could ask for.

Not every child is lucky enough to have a real Captain America as their dad, so this reunion makes it all the more heartwarming. And when the son and his brother wrap around their daddy’s leg after the initial shock… yeah, that made us reach for the tissue box.

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