Soldier’s father surprises him by catching first pitch on Father’s Day (Video)
- Updated: June 18, 2012
Many people take Father’s Day for granted and have a tendency to forget about the men and women who are serving our country and can’t spend Father’s Day with their dads. For the past eight years, U.S. Navy Col. Christopher Farias has been one of those soldiers. As his father, Lawrence Farias, revealed, Christopher has not been able to spend a Father’s Day with his father in eight years because of deployment or other military responsibilities. With the help of the Dodgers, that changed over the weeekend.
As you can see from the video above that MLB.com’s Cut 4 shared with us, Lawrence surprised Christopher by wearing a catcher’s mask and being on the receiving end of the ceremonial first pitch. Like the solider who surprised his daughters a few weeks ago at the Twins game, we can only imagine how the two of them must have felt.