Soldier Surprises Sons at School

EAST STROUDSBURG — Two boys in the Poconos got to see their dad for the first time in months.

Their father also returned home Tuesday and went to their school to surprise them.

For Xavier and Leland Urbaez, it was like any other day at Monroe County Head Start in East Stroudsburg. Well, that’s what they think. But little do they know, their dad, Andrew Urbaez is finally home after serving our country for eight months.

While his kids are outside on the playground, being entertained by our cameras, their father is inside the school waiting to surprise them.

Soon, the door opened, Urbaez standing nervously, and his kids running right at him, screaming “Daddy, Daddy!”

At that moment, Urbaez started to cry.

Urbaez was one of hundreds of other troops who arrived home hours before at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Avoca.

“It’s amazing, they’re reaction. It blows my mind,” said Andrew Urbaez.

Urbaez’s wife, Sarah, thought it would be perfect to welcome Daddy home by surprising Xavier and Leland.  They were both pretty excited and surprised to say the least.

As for Sarah, she too is excited Daddy is home.

“Oh, my God, I feel complete now,” said Sarah Urbaez.

“My youngest is growing. They’re different. They’re getting big. They talk more, it’s amazing,” said Andrew.

“My daddy is home forever. He’s not going to leave forever,” said Xavier.

You got that right.