Feel Good Friday: Surprise Pitcher

Soldiers returning from deployment and surprising their kids are my favorite kid of videos on the internet, and this one doesn’t disappoint.

Right before Ryan Batista heads up to bat in his Little League game, a pitching change is announced. Little Ryan is so engrossed in his upcoming at-bat, he doesn’t even notice that the new pitcher isn’t a fellow kid – it’s his dad, Staff Sergeant Steve Batista, who just returned home from deployment in Afghanistan. Dad even got a pitch off before his son figured out the surprise:

I’m not crying, you’re crying. [Via WFLA]

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