Heartwarming moments are becoming as common at the ballpark as home runs these days as another U.S. soldier had a surprise reunion with his family at a baseball game.
Darla Harlow came out to Trustman Park in Pearl, Miss. because she had won free tickets for her and her daughters for a game between the Mississippi Braves and the visiting Carolina Mucats. At least, that's what she thought.
And, once she arrived, she thought that she was randomly selected to toss out a ceremonial first pitch. How lucky and strange, she must have thought. But after tossing a one-hopper into the catcher's mitt, the thrill of her night was yet to come.
Because the man behind the catcher's mask, who was wearing a Braves jersey, was none other than her husband: Army Major Mike Harlow. Although it took her a second to even recognize him, her shock was apparent and heartwarming.
With help from the M-Braves, Major Harlow orchestrated this poignant on-field moment for his family,
Harlow had been in Afganistan since December 2010 and his wife was totally unaware that he'd be at the game.
Once reunited, Darla remarked, " I couldn't even think! I had no clue what was happening because I was still shocked to be selected to throw the game's first pitch."
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