“They’ve been gracious enough to send me and my guys candy socks, letters of encouragement.”
U.S. Army Sergeant David Mulcahy adores the students at William H. Barton School in Queensbury NY.
Since Christmas, 5th graders have been sending care packages to the Queensbury native and his platoon in Afghanistan, but Mrs. Enny-Tully's class took it a step further.
For months, the kids have been calling Mulcahy and his comrades on FaceTime, learning everything about them.
During one recent FaceTime call, the class got some good news, Mulcahy told them he would be coming home.
And that brings us to today. The class didn't know, Sgt. Mulcahy, had already come back to New York.
“I’m going to go surprise the class and show my appreciation,” Mulcahy said.
Friday, the kids got ready to FaceTime with Mulcahy another time, and he walked in the door to surprise them.
The stunned students gave a hero’s welcome.
5th grade student Alexander Coombes was there.
“It felt good that he was back and nothing had happened to him,” Coombes said.
The kids had already been working on another set of cards to welcome him home.
“The looks on their faces was worth the trip home,” Mulcahy said.