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Soldier surprises parents at center ice during Bruins game

BOSTON -- A surprise on the ice for a local family Saturday night at the Bruins game.

It was supposed to be two proud parents dropping the puck at the Bruins game in honor of their son who is serving in Afghanistan.

Little did Lori and Daron Jacobs know, their son Charles was waiting just off the ice with the surprise of a life time.

“It was one of the most exciting moments of my life, I was shaking. My heart was coming out of my chest, it was so unreal,” said First Lt. Charles Jacobs.

On this Veteran’s Day weekend 17,000 fans gave the Jacobs a standing ovation that brought the couple to tears but even the crowd didn’t know what was coming next.

“All of sudden the crowd got a little louder and I’m trying to look up at the jumbotron, I see nothing. What’s going on?” said Daron Jacobs, Charles’ father.

“Please welcome home your son,” could be heard over the loud speaker.

First Lt. Jacobs had not seen his parents for the most of the year until he emerged; his mom and dad had a hard time keeping it together.

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