The Kids Thought He Was Just Dusting Off Home Plate, But The Truth Was So Much Sweeter

When this little boy’s dad, Master Sgt. R. Brock, wanted to come home and surprise his children, he thought long and hard about how he’d do it.

Would he walk through the front door and catch them off guard? Would he sneak into their classrooms between math lessons? There were so many ways he could’ve gone about it, but in the end, he chose the cutest one.

When his little guy stepped up to home plate during his baseball game, the umpire started dusting it off. The batter didn’t know what to think when the ump stopped right in front of him… until the mask came off.

I’m a writer based out of East Village, Manhattan. I work from my condo and local coffee shops (and a few restaurants with menus that are more unhealthy than licking a subway railing), meeting friends who have boats or boat access, touring the zoo for the zoo to visit my ex-boyfriends, and forcing my political beliefs on others at social events (kidding, don’t be one of those people.