10-year-old Josh Schreck got more than he bargained for during a tour of the Duck Commander facility when he was surprised by his military father with help from company CEO, and reality star Willie Robertson.
Josh got the day off from school for the tour of the West Monroe, Louisiana facility made famous by the bearded boys from Duck Dynasty but he had no idea that his dad, Master Sgt. Scott Schreck, would be on hand waiting for him during the fun outing.
This special homecoming came to be when Willie’s publicist let him know that Scott was one of the soldiers he met while doing a tour of Afghanistan.
The crowd who gathered at the warehouse were in on it and they watched as young Josh realized his dad was home and rushed to him – leaping up into his arms for a sweet embrace and a fantastic moment between a father and a son.
Schreck told The News Star how grateful he was to the Robertsons for setting it all up:
“This was just awesome for them to help out and be a part of this. It was tough to keep the surprise under wraps, but it was awesome how it turned out. It worked out perfectly.”
Willie said of the emotional reunion:
“I’ve seen these (homecomings) on television and at games, but it was really neat to actually be a part of one. I felt bad for little Josh because he had no idea when he came in. He got the tour of Duck Commander, which I think typically is a big deal, but getting to see your dad after seven months is a bigger deal. He even got out of school, so I think he had a good day.”
When Willie’s wife Korie shared the above pic via Instagram she wrote, “Exciting day today at DC warehouse!! We were honored to help surprise this little guy with his dad’s homecoming! Master SGT Schreck has been away from his sweet family serving our country for 7 months! #blessedtobeapartofthis #notadryeyeinthewarehouse #thankyouforyourservice.”
Thanks to Willie and Korie for doing this and even greater thanks to Sgt. Schreck for his service to our country.