Archive for December 20th, 2016


I’m getting older I suppose.  Things like this tear me up.

On Yahoo front page there was this news story: Notre Dame player’s brother returns from Afghanistan, surprises him at game.

Here’s a gist of the story:

Farrell didn’t think his older brother, first lieutenant Bo Farrell, 26, was coming home from Afghanistan until February. Even though the two talk every day, the last time they had seen each other was in May.

And then a message for Matt came onto the Jumbotron in the Edmond P. Joyce Center after the Irish’s victory over Colgate on Monday night.

“Matty, I’ve been watching you tonight from here,” Bo said on the video. “For us, home is wherever we’re together. And I look forward to being home with you soon. Really really soon.”

Soon was an understatement and no one in the family knew what was coming next. Moments later, Bo appeared, made his way to the court and the two embraced in a teary hug.

Something about seeing military members reunite with their family is moving.


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