Soldier Gives Family Great Present – He Comes Home for Christmas!

A video that has gone viral on the Internet shows one American soldier giving his family a wonderful Christmas present.

Patrick Conwell has been serving in Afghanistan for the last 9 months and wanted to do something very special for his family this Christmas. Patrick and his brother Matthew schemed together to surprise them by pretending that Matthew and his pregnant wife would be revealing the gender of their soon-to-be-born baby.

The couple set up a big box next to the Christmas tree and said that they’d open a box to reveal either a pink or blue balloon… but instead when they opened the box a green balloon floated out!

Seconds later, Patrick leapt from the box giving his family the best Christmas gift they could ask for.


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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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