Army private surprises wife with early homecoming

Heather Crespin holds tightly to her husband, Chris Crespin, after he came home Wednesday, surprising her at Diner 54.

Heather Crespin holds tightly to her husband, Chris Crespin, after he came home Wednesday, surprising her at Diner 54. Photo by Mandi Steele.

Pfc. Chris Crespin didn’t even make it out to his wife’s table. She spotted him from across the room, jumped out of her chair and ran into his arms.

Chris Crespin arrived home Wednesday after being deployed in Kuwait for 11 months. He wanted to surprise his wife, Heather Crespin, by walking out to her table with roses as she waited to order for what she thought was just an ordinary family meal.

Still in a state of shock, Heather pointed to Chris and said to her family, “This is my husband!”

Her family members laughed, acknowledging her comment with, “We know!”

Heather’s parents, grandparents, two sisters, brother, nieces and nephews all came to Diner 54 in Fulton to not only catch Heather’s reaction, but to complete the illusion that she was coming to the restaurant for a family dinner. Heather’s sister, Stephanie Worley, and Chris had been cooking up this surprise for four months, communicating through Facebook.

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