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U.S. Seaman's Romantic Reunion With His Boyfriend After Six-Month Deployment On USS Carl Vinson

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Footage of a heartwarming reunion between a gay U.S. Navy seaman and his boyfriend is making the blogosphere rounds.

The sailor, identified in the video simply as Trent, had been deployed on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson for nearly six months, according to Towleroad. Waiting for Trent amongst the friends and family at the Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Calif. was his boyfriend, Lee.

As he waits, an "ecstatic" Lee nervously checks his phone repeatedly before finally greeting Trent with a passionate smooch -- yet another poignant reminder of the progress made since the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" last fall.

When the narrator asks Trent what he plans to do when he retires from military service in 10 months, he gleefully replies, "Go to Disneyland!"

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CORRECTION: This article initially referred to Trent as a Navy officer.