What they received, instead, was in the form of a giant G.I. Joe figurine box and inside was the best holiday gift they could ask for: their son.
According to Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post, the Windish's other son, Chris, devised this plan while thinking of Christmas presents to give his family. When the Flyers agreed to the idea, the next step was a tricky one.
The hard part was hiding for a week. Chris’ friends held his brother hostage for a week and didn’t let the secret slip. It was especially difficult because his aunt, Patty Dennis, said she had a feeling Chris was home.
We can imagine once the excitement settled down, mom wanted to know why she had to wait a week to see her son.
These military homecomings at sporting events will never get old and never not cause you to feel like you've just cut some onions.
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