11/20/2013 03:19 pm ET | Updated Nov 26, 2013

3-Year-Old Saluting Behind His Air Force Dad Might Make You Shed A Tear Or Two

When the Daily Retreat played outside his home on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Master Sgt. Jack Duquette did what he was used to doing: He saluted. Little did he know that right behind him, his own son was saluting, too. And mom would end up snapping one epic photo of it.

"I wanted to cry," mom told Fox and Friends of her mini saluter, 3-year-old Giovanni. "It's a reminder of everyone who is serving."

But what makes this picture even more heartwarming is knowing that Giovanni was trying to be just like dad -- no one ever taught him how to salute.

This post has amended the reference to Fort Dix as the base in now called McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.


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