Reunions
Deployed dad orchestrates sweet reunion with wife and daughter he’s never met on talk show
Sgt. Sarpu was sent on a one-year deployment to Iraq when Cassie was just 6 months pregnant.
Randy Aragon
06.01.22

Being a new mom is already hard as is it, so can you imagine doing it alone?

That’s exactly what this young mother had to do when her husband was deployed to Iraq for the first year of their daughter’s life.

Thanks to GMA, the couple had a heartwarming surprise reunion that quickly went viral.

It was a beautiful moment.

There’s almost nothing better than seeing a soldier reunited with their family, especially when there’s a young kid in the mix.

Cassie and Sgt. Josh Sarpu had been missing each other dearly.

And Sarpu wanted to meet his daughter.

It was all thanks to Cassie’s brother, his girlfriend, and other members of their family who reached out to GMA for Mother’s Day to tell them about the couple’s touching story.

Sgt Sarpu was sent on a one-year deployment to Iraq when Cassie was just 6 months pregnant, forcing him to be overseas when their daughter Savanna Belle was born.

He wouldn’t be there for her birth.

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YouTube - Good Morning America

The sweetest first meeting

This was the first time Sgt. Sarpu was able to meet his new daughter.

Cassie was stunned when host Michael Strahan called her out from the crowd personally to ask her “why do you think you’re here this morning?”

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Cassie explained that her brother and his girlfriend won a contest, but Strahan revealed a truth much more special than that.

That’s when they put the couples’ story on the big screen, melting people’s hearts in the audience.

A special Skype call.

GMA appeared to bring Sgt. Sarpu up on a Skype call, but the surprise is much bigger than that

Cassie has no idea exactly what is going on and is shocked and excited that GMA is able to bring her loving husband up on the screen.

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YouTube - Good Morning America

Little did she know, he was standing right behind the wall waiting to meet his baby girl for the first time ever.

Strahan told Cassie and the audience that her husband is on a military base in Texas, and with Josh set to supposedly come home in a few days he proceeded to ask “how excited are you to see your wife and meet your baby girl for the first time?”

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YouTube - Good Morning America

“It’s going to be incredible, it’s been a long time coming. I can’t say nothing more than the best for her, I love you so much honey, thank you for everything you do. Thank you for taking care of the baby,” says Sgt. Sarpu, that’s when he can’t take it anymore and through his tears says: “You know what, can we move the wall?”

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YouTube - Good Morning America

After those five magic words, the wall rolls back and Cassie burst into tears as she sees her husband in the flesh.

It was a precious reunion.

Sgt. Sarpu had to miss the birth of his daughter when duty called, so his emotions took over when he finally gets to hold his little girl for the first time.

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YouTube - Good Morning America

An inspiring love

We’ve all heard the saying to stick together “through thick and thin,” and this couple did just that.

Through it all, their love has persevered and they became a viral inspiration to us all.

To see this reunion for yourself, watch the video below!

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By Randy Aragon
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Randy Aragon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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