Air Force dad returns to Kansas, surprises son


A surprise home visit.

That’s what one Kansas father stationed at an air base in Germany wanted to give his son. And today he pulled it off on the baseball field in Harper.

When family called asking if a father son reunion would be possible before the big game, organizers said absolutely. Now family and organizers say this is a day they will never forget.

As Cody Noble made his way onto the baseball diamond to surprise his son Javion, excitement took over.

“It’s just built up, and I started sweating, I had butterflies in my stomach,” said Cody Noble, Ramstein Air Base.

And that emotion quickly spread throughout the field.

“What’s up little man, what’s up,?” said Noble.

The last time the two were together was six months ago during the holidays. Noble has been stationed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany for about two years.

He says the distance between him and family isn’t easy.

“Being away from both of my sons is just it’s very painful, it’s not painful it’s just, I just miss them a lot,” said Noble.

But the reunion made Javion’s game that more special. With dad able to cheer him on at the field.

“To be able to help them out, and make that moment happen, it’s truly a privilege,” said Wade Beal, Harper Recreation Commission President.

“No matter how far away I am and no matter how much FaceTime we get, I miss you, I love you and as always, hard work and dedication,” said Noble.

Javion and his team made his dad extra proud today and won the game 20-4. 

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