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WATCH: Soldier Finally Comes Out To His Father, Records Whole Thing In Amazing Video

Soldier Finally Comes Out To His Father, Records Whole Thing In Amazing Video

“Hey, can I tell you something?” asks the young soldier, his voice shaking.

That’s the moment that comes shortly into a video on YouTube in which an active duty soldier finally comes out to his father over the phone. The video was recorded mere hours after Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was finally repealed, allowing homosexual US servicemen and women to serve openly and, while we can read the statements from the President hailing the defeat of the “discriminatory law” and hear about the large parties that took place last night at midnight, nothing will spell out just how large a moment this is better than watching the look on the young man’s face as his father tells him he loves him.

This is the culmination of a long journey for the soldier who goes by the YouTube handle “AreYouSurprised.” Ever since last April, he has been recording short videos documenting his attempt to build up the courage to come out to his family, friends, and fellow soldiers. In every other video, his face has been hidden. In today’s the audience can see it for the first time.

Watch the coming out video below:

(h/t Pat’s Papers)

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