This one is your “Neat News of the Day” and your “Viral Video of the Week”
A soldier named Mario Lopes came back from Kuwait earlier this month. We’re not sure how long he was there, but apparently it was a while. Because check this out . . .
His dad’s name is also Mario, and he’s a pilot for United Airlines. And after he found out his son was coming home, he saw that United had a flight out of Kuwait for military personnel on the same day.
Apparently there was no way to find out for sure if it was the same flight. But he figured it probably was. So he managed to get assigned to it as the PILOT. And it turned out it WAS the same flight.
So after the son boarded in Kuwait, the dad snuck up and surprised him. Then he said, “Welcome home,”.
Mario Senior says he’s been flying since he was 17, and he’s been a pilot for United for 27 years. But it was definitely the best flight he’s ever had. (ABC News)