Watch: A Marine Expected To Be Greeted By His Son In A Wheelchair, But Gets An Amazing Surprise

Is someone cutting onions around me? I can’t seem to stop these tears from welling up.

The young boy in the video is named Michael, and he has cerebral palsy. According to ViralNova, doctors said Michael would never walk. But while his father was deployed overseas, Michael became determined to walk when his father returned home.

And he did just that. It’s absolutely touching to see how proud Michael’s father is when he’s surprised by his son confidently walking towards him.

This video is a gentle reminder of how much we value our families and cherish monumental milestones like this.

Veteran’s Day is Wednesday, November 11, 2015. If you know someone who has served our country, please be sure to thank them for their service.