11/15/2011 08:05 am ET

Charles Jacobs: Soldier Stationed In Afghanistan Surprises Parents At Boston Bruins Puck Drop (VIDEO)

Surprises don't get much better than this.

Prior to the start of the Boston Bruins 6-2 victory over the Sabres on Saturday, the parents of First Lt. Charles Jacobs were given the honor of dropping the ceremonial first puck. By itself, this was a touching gesture by the Bruins so close to Veterans Day, but it became a memory of a lifetime for the Jacobs family when Charles came onto to the ice to present the puck to his unsuspecting parents.

"I just thought we were out there to be supporting family members, we didn't think he'd be showing up. Didn't think about it," said Darron Jacobs, Charles' father. "The listened to the announcement and it said they had someone to help us drop the puck... I don't know what to say, it's just [makes us] very happy."

The Jacobs' surprise reunion wasn't the only of its kind over the weekend. On Sunday, Army Captain Joseph Jorgensen surprised his family prior to the Carolina Panthers game by sneaking up behind them while they were watching a video message he had recorded for them while he was in Iraq.