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Watch a Returning Soldier Surprise His Son by Photobombing His School Picture

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Third-grader Joshua Bass thought it was just a normal school picture day — until his dad, who’d been stationed in Kuwait for the past year, showed up to surprise him.

Corporal James Bass was coming home on leave and decided to stop at his eight-year-old son’s elementary school in Durham, N.C., ABC 11 reports. It happened to be picture day, so to surprise his son, Bass snuck behind him for a photobomb. The photographer then showed Joshua the picture, and he didn’t quite understand what was happening until he turned around and saw his dad standing there grinning.

Then they hugged and laughed and it was beautiful and we dare you to watch this without shedding a little tear.

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On the Cordoba front during the Spanish Civil War, a Loyalist fighter is killed in action in September 1936.Robert Capa—Magnum

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