WATCH: Scuba Soldier Thrills Family in Surprise Reunion

Try not to cry as you watch the Air Force doctor emerge from the water in full scuba gear and get big hugs from his wife and kids

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Being away from family is hard, so when a loved one emerges in full scuba gear three weeks early, you can’t help but cry tears of joy. Captain Hyrum Bronson was away from his family for nine months with only a short month home in between. He had been fighting Afghanistan as well as training in the US. Meanwhile, the family was living at the U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan. As the captain’s wife and children swim in the ocean and film a video message to send to him, he pleasantly surprises them. Real life hugs are definitely better than cyber hugs. Lots of love, tears and happiness are, naturally, all that follow.