WATCH: Husband Returns Home Early from Deployment in Iraq to Surprise His Pregnant Wife One Day Before She Gave Birth

Harold Leroy Rahming, A U.S. Army National Guard officer, surprised his wife, Cara, just one day before the couple welcomed their first child

A US Army National Guard officer pulled off the sweetest act when he returned home from deployment in Iraq early and surprised his pregnant wife in the hospital ahead of the birth of their first baby.

Harold Leroy Rahming, from Illinois, surprised his wife, Cara, just one day before the couple welcomed a baby boy, named Harold Leroy Rahming II.

The sweet gesture pulled at the heartstrings of Cara, who expected to deliver their baby alone, as well as the hearts of people everywhere – as a video of the couple reuniting ahead of their baby’s arrival has gone viral.

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Harold made many phone calls and got to work to make sure he could be with his wife for the birth of their first child

Harold, who is also a doctor, had been stationed in Iraq for three months and his one dream was to be home for their child’s birth, so he got to work to make sure that it happened.

In an interview with Good Morning America, Harold said: ‘There were times that I didn’t think I was gonna make it.

‘I figured I probably could make September 22, that was kind of the plan, to be in the hospital by the time the baby was discharged.’

Just shy of her due date, Cara began to notice her baby’s movement ‘was changing’ and told her doctor, who later recommended she go to the hospital for additional monitoring.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Kelsi Karruli

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