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Walker -- Texas Ranger fan -- surprised by his father in Arlington

Walker was spending his eighth birthday at Rangers Ballpark with his mother and three sisters on Wednesday when he was surprised with the greatest gift any youngster could ask for.

Unbeknownst to the birthday boy, his father, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Devin James, had returned from a 13-month deployment in Afghanistan to surprise his family at the game.

This isn't the first time that a member of the military has made a surprise appearance at ballparks this season, and it probably won't be the last.

And that's just fine with us.