David Winkelspecht, the veteran was 17 when he joined the Army, and through a myriad of unfortunate circumstances lost contact with his young child while deployed overseas. But one day, he found his now 28-year-old son on social media. Without a moment’s hesitation, David put everything he could sell in his car and sat on the side of the road; just so he could afford the trip to California to meet his son, also named David, for the first time in his life.
He was filling up his tank at a Las Vegas gas station when a chance encounter, triggered a series of events that led to the meeting he’d prayed for.
It just so happened that the Fox5 Surprise Squad was hanging around the filling station to find an unsuspecting person and give them a free tank of gas. That day, David Sr. was the man they happened to choose, and everything unfolded from there.
David Sr. was emotional after being told about the free gas, but when he explained his desire to see his son, the Fox5 Crew discussed things for a moment, then bought every item in his truck! He made $1,000! But then they shocked him again and gave him another grand on top of it!
But the goodness didn’t end there. Weeks later, David Sr. was invited out to the Fox5 studios where the surprise of a lifetime was waiting for him.
Check out the video below for the incredible conclusion to a beautiful story.
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