When Army Specialist Cole Tesar returned from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, wife Logan and baby daughter Harper had a special surprise planned. Carly Rae Jepsen’s got nothing on this little cutie: “Hey I just met you and this is crazy, but my name’s Harper and I’m your baby!”

No need for “Call Me Maybe.” Tesar finally got to hold baby Harper in his arms. And man is it dusty in here.

The photo, posted on Facebook by Nebraska’s WOWT on Monday, has been liked more than 1.5 million times and shared over 85,000 times.

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Cole says he never lost sight of the end goal.

“Knowing that when it was all said and done, I would be with my family, I would be able to hold my baby for the first time, and be back with Logan and start a family.”

WOWT also has video of Harper with her mom and dad.

Your move, Carly Rae Jepsen.


Carly Rae Jepsen loved the photo. See her tweet here.

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