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  • - [Interviewer] Whose idea what the snow?

  • - [Both Children] Me.

  • - Me.

  • - No, me.

  • - Rock, paper, scissors, shoot.

  • - Yes!

  • - My name is Toby, and I'm eight years old.

  • - My name's Akyra, and I'm nine years old.

  • - [Toby] We're brother and sister.

  • - I only get to see my dad a little

  • because he's in the Army.

  • He is far away.

  • - Being in the military is hard,

  • so we usually see him four, five times a year.

  • - You can't really spend Christmas,

  • because you have to fight the bad guys.

  • - Brook is my friend.

  • I want to surprise her because her dad's

  • in the military.

  • - He can't come for Christmas.

  • - Brook's dad is going to be gone through the holidays.

  • This is the first Christmas without her dad.

  • I know it's going to be hard on her.

  • Kids don't get to have a lot of friends,

  • because he have move around a lot.

  • She was telling me that Brook was going to remember this,

  • they would be friends forever now.

  • - What I want to do for Brook,

  • I want to put snow in the sky

  • and also put snow on the floor, so it's double snow.

  • - My kids have never seen the snow,

  • so it's going to be something unique for all three of them.

  • - Bring the snow!

  • - For Brook!

  • - [Both Kids] Snow, snow, snow, cool!

  • - The tree looks so cool.

  • - I made a snowball!

  • I never made one before.

  • Oh my God, that's cold.

  • Bring the snow!

  • - Surprise!

  • - This makes it really special for Brook.

  • This is her first holiday without her dad here.

  • It's nice to give her something special.

  • - It's good to bring good memories when the dad is gone.

  • - It warms our heart.

  • - [Akyra] Cookie!

  • - They're my best friends.

  • - Hi Brook, I wanted to let you know that I miss you,

  • and I love you.

  • I'm really gonna miss hanging the lights with you

  • and being there in the morning when you open your presents.

  • I want you to know that I'm so proud of you.

  • - I feel like we don't deserve it,

  • because we just feel like we're like a tiny family.

  • There's people across the world defending our freedoms,

  • while we get to play in the snow and eat cookies.

  • - You do deserve this.

  • - [Brook] Snow angel!

  • - Good morning Akyra and Jr.

  • Surprise, it's Daddy.

  • I want to thank you guys for showing your courage,

  • to be strong, while Dad is away.

  • And for showing your motivation

  • to other military family and kid.

  • - There's so many soldiers over seas that people forget.

  • The simple things are free that you can do

  • to bring smiles.

  • - [Moms And Kids] Merry Christmas.

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- [Interviewer] Whose idea what the snow?

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Military Kids Get a Christmas Surprise While Dad is Away

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    I Ping Yen posted on 2018/12/22
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