Rob Stella from San Diego is retiring after 23 years in the Navy. Back on Thanksgiving, he found out he'd be coming home from his final deployment a few days early.

He was supposed to land in California this week, but it got bumped up to last Friday. He told his wife about it and wanted to surprise their three kids. When she took them to the mall to get their picture with Santa last Friday, he hid behind the couch they were all sitting on and photobombed them.


Cole and Erin Kelly
Cole and Erin Kelly