A month ago, my brother posted about his meeting a Samoan soldier returning home to try to help out after the village where she grew up was destroyed by the tsunami and earthquake.
Today, I came across a link to a video (unrelated to the above except thematically) involving a soldier's unexpected return home.
(Calling it that kind of spoils the surprise, but I think the video comes across as kind of ominous if you don't know that's what's happening.)
Edited a few hours later to add: here's a news story providing more context for that video. It happened back in June, when Air Force Master Sgt. Joseph Myers came home just in time for his daughter's last day of fourth grade.