The manliest of men struggle to hold back tears whenever service men and women surprise their loved ones by unexpectedly gracing their family or dog or kids with their return.
The Tonight Show reunited a husband and wife–both of which serve(d) for the armed forces. And they it so perfectly…honestly, the audience did not see this surprise coming at all. I was stunned watching it on the television.
Many of the audience members at the show we’re vets or active duty men and women int eh service. As a way to say thank you, Jimmy was going to randomly pick an audience member (each seat had a piece of paper with a number on it. Fallon randomly picked out a number, and brought up the audience member to play him in The Whisper Challenge–a game/segment that Fallon often plays with his celebrity guests.
The goal of the game is to basically try and read one another’s lips. Either Jimmy or his guest puts on noise canceling headphones so that they cannot hear the phrase their opponent reads the phrase off of a note-card.
So the random audience members comes up in front of the crowd and the two play a couple rounds, until Jimmy Fallon picks up his 3rd card to read his next phrase. Behind the audience member, a man in uniform sneaks up and stands behind her. Jimmy Fallon reads the phrase, ‘Your husband is behind you.” The audience member didn’t know what the f**k Jimmy was saying, so at the risk of the husband awkwardly standing their for too long, he simply turned the card around so she could read it herself.
Melt your heart for yourself: