Watch Military Dad Surprise Son at Baseball Game After Deployment in Kuwait


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After six months in Kuwait, a military dad pulled off a home-run homecoming surprise at his son's baseball game in Illinois.

Joe Amore came back from an Air Force deployment two weeks before his son, Anthony, was expecting him, according to ABC's station WLS-TV in Chicago.

"I kept telling him middle of August," Amore told ABC News today.

So when Anthony, 8, was prepping for his baseball game Friday night, he had no idea his dad was already at the field, disguised as the catcher.

"I saw him out on the field ... I was just smiling," Amore said.

The heartwarming video from WLS captures Anthony throwing a pitch, and when the catcher takes off his mask, the 8-year-old is shocked to see a familiar face. The father and son then reunited with a hug.