Who doesn’t love a good military homecoming, be it a servicemember and their spouse, a servicemember and their kids, a servicemember and their dog, or a servicemember and their T-Rex.
An anonymous military spouse decided to “think outside the box” and wear a Tyrannosaurus Rex outfit to welcome her husband back from deployment.
Although the reunion took place two years ago, the humor is timeless.
Posted on the Humans on the Homefront Facebook page, the mystery wife wrote, “He’d been deployed six months, back for six months, and out again for another six. It’s like wax on, wax off. I’m a California girl out here in the boondocks on the east coast, so it does get lonely when he’s gone. He’s my entertainment committee; we’re constantly seeing who can be funnier. Normally, I’m the behind the scenes one, handling the props, making sure everything is in place. We do a big thing at Halloween that last year made our local news, and we’re doing it again next year to raise money for charity. I bought the t-rex costume awhile back mostly for my daughter to wear, but she wasn’t in town, so I felt like someone had to do it.
“Of course he didn’t expect me to show up at homecoming in a t-rex outfit, but when he saw the costume, he knew right away it was me in there. When I ran to him, I had the song ‘I will always love you’ playing in my head as a joke. He smiled when I got to him, and then I asked him if the costume made me look fat. It was so hot in that thing. The little fan does not work, by the way. I looked nice when I drove to base, but when I finally took it off I looked like I’d been beaten.
“Humor is so important. I know it sounds cheesy, but if I can make one person smile, it’s a huge reward for me. Laughter isn’t going to solve the world’s problems, but it sure makes every day better.”
The anonymous military spouse said there was no hesitation when her husband saw a large dinosaur in the crowd.
“Of course he didn’t expect me to show up at homecoming in a T-rex outfit, but when he saw the costume, he knew right way it was me in there,” she said. “He smiled when I got to him, and then I asked him if the costume made me look fat.”