Friday, October 9, 2015

A Feel-Good Story

I've had enough gloom-and-doom news lately to last me a lifetime. Time for something that will bring a smile to my face (and a tear to my eye).
Top brass at a Colorado Army post are all smiles after a 2-year-old girl interrupted a general's speech to dash across the room and hug her dad, who had just come home from a nine-month deployment.

Fort Carson spokeswoman Dani Johnson says "everyone thought it was awesome" when 1st Lt. Daniel Oglesby's daughter Karas gave him a knee-high embrace during the homecoming ceremony Tuesday.

Oglesby was standing in formation with other members of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team when his daughter galloped toward him, arms outstretched.

Johnson says everyone in the room laughed, including Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves, the post commander, who was welcoming the soldiers home at the time.

Oglesby hugged and kissed his girl and sent her back across the room to her mom and sister.

"She was excited. She spotted me from a couple rows back, and she couldn't contain herself. I wasn't gonna tell her no," Oglesby told KKTV of Colorado Springs.

Little girl runs to dad
Best video of the day! A little girl couldn't wait for a homecoming ceremony to end at Fort Carson before she ran to her Daddy! KKTV photojournalist Pedro Laumbach captured this awesome moment. We know you'll "like" it as much as we do in our newsroom.
Posted by KKTV 11 News on Tuesday, October 6, 2015
I feel much better now...


Randy said...

good one

Anonymous said...


Great to see such happiness in a small package.

Thanks for your service L/T Oglesby

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Those welcome home ceremonies are real tear jerkers.

Abbreviated one of my son's return.

Well Seasoned Fool said...
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Well Seasoned Fool said...

Should say at exactly 1:00. He is the badass with the snarl.

CenTexTim said...

Randy - yeah, it makes you feel good...

Toejam - ditto

WSF - very cool! Congrats and thanks to him and you.