Soldiers Celebrate Returning Home for Christmas With Fantastic Video

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I honestly haven’t stopped smiling since I watched this video.

The holidays are the best. People are nicer, we get to see family and friends, there is great food and fanfare all season long, and not to mention the massive haul of gifts to both give and receive.

However, all these wonderful holiday traditions would have to wait for the crew of the HMS Ocean after a scheduled 7 week deployment turned in to 7 months.

Click ahead to learn more and watch this amazing video!

British sailors on board the HMS Ocean had planned to be at sea for 7 weeks, but when duty called for them in Libya their outing was extended over 7 months longer than originally planned.

The crew of 400 has traveled just over 40,000 miles during these months using approximately 6,000 tons of fuel.

While away at sea, 15 babies were born, 5 people were sent to not miss their own weddings, and 1 sailor’s son’s 3rd birthday is on December 9th, the day of the crew’s homecoming.

Ok ok ok! Enough is enough, watch this video and be filled with joy:

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Amazing, right? That video put a smile on my face that isn’t going away anytime soon. It’s just so great to see people come together and do things like that just for the fun of it.

The crew’s video even managed to get the attention of a certain world-famous diva who took to Twitter to share her opinions:

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Not a bad tip-of-the-cap from the one and only Mariah Carey.

What did you think of the video? Like it? Love it? Let us know in the comments section below!

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