Military Dad Surprises Son At School, Then Young Boy Says 3 Words That Break His Heart

Being in the military and enduring deployments is tough for our men and women in uniform, but it is also incredibly difficult for the family they leave behind.

Spouses become single parents for the time they are gone and have to keep things going at home, and children have to be without one of their parents for extended periods of time.

This can be confusing for young kids especially. It’s hard to explain to a three-year-old that mommy or daddy is just gone for a little while and will be coming back soon. Their loss can feel like abandonment.

The Kohn family knows this firsthand. Gabe Kohn serves in the U.S. Air Force 8th Fighter Wing and has been deployed to South Korea since February.

Gabe has been separated from his wife, Frankie, and two kids for about eight months. During that time he has missed a lot of big milestones, such as his daughter’s first birthday. He’s had to accept that’s just part of the job, but it doesn’t make it any easier.

After months of being gone, Gabe was finally going to be able to come home. He couldn’t wait to see his family!

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He decided to surprise his 3-year-old son Micahel with his homecoming. On Wednesday, he showed up at the young boy’s school and, when his back was turned, called out, “Hey Michael!”

Michael stopped what he was doing and turned around, recognizing the familiar voice. When he turned and saw his dad – his hero – standing there, he raced over and jumped into his arms.

“You came back!” he exclaimed.

Please Don’t…: Dad Begs Teens For Mercy, They React In Worst Possible Way

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Philadelphia police launched a search for a 15-year-old boy who reportedly shot and killed a 51-year-old man while he was walking his dog.

James Stuhlman usually brought his 13-year-old daughter along for his nightly walks through his Overbrook neighborhood, but last month, he decided to take the walk alone.

Stuhlman was approached by three teenagers who tried to rob him. One of the teens fired shots at him, WCAU reported.

“At one point, he did plead for his life,” Homicide Capt. James Clark said at a news conference. “He said, ‘Please don’t shoot me, please don’t shoot,’ and they still shot him one time.”

Authorities said the suspects were two boys aged 15 and one aged 14. The 14-year-old is facing lesser charges after he cooperated with the investigation. One of the boys, Brandon Smith, 15, was charged as an adult, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The hunt then began to find the other 15-year-old suspect. He was allegedly the one who pulled the trigger and killed Stuhlman.

  • Clark told reporters the boy is considered “armed and extremely dangerous.”

Authorities said the three teens were looking for a target that night and had considered a younger man.

They ultimately decided to pursue Stuhlman because he seemed to be an easier target. Stuhlman struggled briefly with the teens before Hamilton reportedly shot him. They immediately fled the scene.

Police found Stuhlman dead, clutching the dog leash in one hand and holding a flashlight in the other.

“The dog was lying next to him — appeared to be scared and in shock,” Lt. John Walker told WCAU. “In his other hand was a flashlight.”

“His daughter goes for a walk with him almost every night,” Clark added. “For whatever reason, he said to her, ‘it’s a little late tonight I don’t want you walking with me.’ So in effect, he may have saved his daughter’s life.”

Police raided a home where the teenagers reportedly lived, where they found handguns and assault rifles.

The Philadelphia Inquirer tracked down the alleged gunman’s father, who said the boy rarely goes to school and had gone to live with his mother. He said he did not know where his son was.

“If he would listen, then he wouldn’t be where he’s at,” the father told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The teens appeared to have no other motive in the murder aside from killing someone, as they did not take anything from Stuhlman before they fled.

“For no other reason than these kids wanted to rob somebody, he ended up losing his life,” Clark said. “His daughter will never see her father again. That is really sad.”

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Dad Confronts 2 Women As They Attempt To Steal His Family’s Beach Gear

When one Florida dad left his spot on the beach for a few minutes, he came back with his camera. Good thing, because he found two women in the middle of attempting to steal his family’s canopy.

It all went down one July 4th at New Smyrna Beach, Florida. “Watch the fireworks that follow,” says the description on YouTube.

Fireworks is right. Dad filmed the confrontation as it happened in realtime, and these women tried desperately to cover their tracks — albeit very unsuccessfully. They both deny their wrongdoings, and even attack the man for calling them out and threaten to throw his camera in the grass!

“You need some help? he initially asks the thieves. “Do you know how to do it?” they respond.

“Yeah. This is our stuff,” he reveals.

Talk about awkward. Talk about busted!

The ladies are undoubtedly embarrassed to have gotten caught red-handed, but there’s no reason for them to be hostile toward this innocent man. He could not have been more cool, calm and collected about what he saw.

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Dad Takes Beauty Lessons To Learn How To Style Daughter’s Hair

Greg Wickherst is a single dad of a little girl, Izzy. One of his duties is to style her hair in the mornings, but he had no idea how to even tie a simple ponytail.

This was Greg a year ago. He had hoped that cropping Izzy’s bangs would make things easier. This is now one of his hair style no-nos.kid

He realized he had a choice: either keep Izzy’s hair short, or learn how to style hair. Knowing that his growing daughter will likely prefer not to have her daddy’s shaved head, he headed towards the cosmetology department at IntelliTech College, where he works in admissions.dad and kid

The female students were both surprised and pleased to see him working with a mannequin. After a few hours learning the basic ponytail, braid and bun, he was ready to try his hand on Izzy.girl

To Izzy’s delight, it wasn’t long before Greg started experimenting with more advanced styles.hairstyle

These eye-catching looks are still based on the basic three styles he learned during his first lesson.nice hairstyle

cute kidAlthough it began as a project for Izzy, Greg has started to really enjoy trying out new styles. Doing her hair has become another fun shared activity for them to do before they head out to some of their favorite places. They love going to the children’s museum where they play children’s movies out under the stars, and romp at a park when the weather is nice.cute girl

Their story has garnered so much attention that other fathers have come out asking for help with hair styling. IntelliTech launched a “Daddy Daughter Hair Do Day” where local dads come in with their girls to learn how to style hair. They hope to hold these sessions every six weeks.daddy and daughter

Greg has been approached repeatedly by single moms, dads and even married parents to be told that he has been an inspiration. He told SF Globe that his biggest advice for parents is to “get out of your comfort zone and learn what they want or need.” Surely, Greg never would have suspected that he would one day be a hair-style guru for dads.dad and baby

Greg now has a regular following of people who like to see Izzy’s different looks while exchanging other ideas for hairstyles. He also plans to make tutorial videos for interested parents. He has gotten so much attention, he has started a separate Facebook page dedicated to hair styles called Greg Wickherst’s Dads Guide to Surviving Hair.

SF Globe was delighted by Greg’s devotion to Izzy. He didn’t accept the misconception that dad’s can’t do hair, or force his daughter to have a cropped look to suit his needs. Instead, he pushed forward to figure out how to provide as best he can for his daughter. At first he found the attention silly, since he didn’t feel he was doing anything out of the ordinary for a dedicated parent. Still, it’s great to publicly acknowledge a father that doesn’t fit the bumbling or absentee father stereotype.

What do you think of their story? What special thing did your dad do for you?

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