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He just needed to be near his mom: Toddler ignores military protocol, races to hug his mom

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LITTLE FALLS, Minnesota (WITI) — Cooper Waldvogel loves his mom more than military protocol! The three-year-old had to wait just a little longer for his soldier mom to be officially dismissed, after being deployed in Afghanistan for nine months.

Kathryn Waldvogel, along with the other soldiers, were told to wait in line. They weren’t able to greet family until dismissed.

But Cooper couldn’t wait any longer.

He wanted his hug. And he got it. Protocol, or no protocol.


  • stan

    Good job Cooper, your so cute!! God bless America & thank you to everyone whom has served in the military, army, air force, and more to protect our country and keep us safe.

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