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Marine father’s salute to son grabs hearts with over 4.2M views
There's so much pride with his father he can't contain it. This is incredibly touching. <3
Eduardo Gaskell
10.21.21

There are so many different ways to express fond feelings for another peroson.

But it’s when saying “I love you”, or “I’m proud of you” that truly has someone composing beautiful poems, songs, and speeches.

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Paying someone a compliment triggers a smile. Complimenting someone for their achievements will have them choking in happy tears.

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It’s rare to see a father publicly honor his son with words and a gesture that everyone, regardless of barriers, will understand.

This father did just that.

It’s a moment that had even him crying.

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Semper Fidelis.

Dad is Michael Fisher. He is a Marine Master Sergeant bubbling with pride at the man standing in front of him. In a now viral TikTok video, he says,

“I’ve watched you grow and mature and become the man that you are today.”

Fisher, in his dress blues, continued,

“You have always been respectful by saying, ‘Yes, sir, no sir; yes ma’am, no ma’am.’ A salute is a sign of respect. It is a privilege to render you your first salute.”

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Fisher is standing about a foot away from another soldier.

As he raises his right hand to salute the young man, he chokes up a bit while saying,

“It’s even a greater honor to say congratulations, sir, for your commission.”

The salute is made more special by the fact that he is saluting his son.

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That TikTok video has garnered 1.6 million hearts and 7.3 million views.

A son who grows up to be a good man is every father’s crowning glory.

Fisher’s son, dressed in his utility uniform, salutes back.

You can’t really see it on video but it’s a safe bet that both father and son had tears in their eyes. What a moment.

Then viewers requested for part 2.

@e8msgtPART 2 that has been requested by viewers ##marine ##2ndLT ##fatherson ##fyp ##military ##usmc ##instructor ##salute♬ Marines Hymn Slow – United States Marine Band & Various Artists

Are you crying yet?

The viewers are really loving this moment.

“One of the highest honors that a father could ever bestow on his son. What a lucky father. I’m former Army but I completely understand this father’s pride. Congratulations sir.”

Says James, while Milton commented,

“Understand that the father is not only saluting his son. He is saluting a commissioned officer. So much pride he can’t contain it. A beautiful moment.”

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Fisher and his son touched so many hearts with such a proud moment.

The reception has been nothing but praises.

Fisher and his son released a thank you video, addressing the internet.

@e8msgt###over50 ##marine ##fyp ##foryourpage ##military ##familything ##golftiktok ##2ndLT ##fatherson ##usmc ##salute♬ original sound – Mike Fisher

There is honor and pride for both men.

And it’s only made stronger by the fact that it’s a father and son connection.

Fisher is an amazing father, and his son is surely a good man.

Watch this proud father salute his son below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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