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Some birthdays you never forget.

When Anthony St. Germain recalls his seventh birthday, it may be the one that tops them all. That’s because the Connecticut boy was surprised by his father, Air Force Reserve Staff Sergeant Erik St. Germain, just before the puck dropped in early March at a Boston Bruins game.

Erik had been serving in Kuwait for six months, and returned home just in time to reunite with his family. Have a look:

Who needs a hockey game after that?