Windish wasn't slated to return from Afghanistan until December 20th but his family was in attendance for the Flyers-Canadiens game to be honored on Private 1st Class Windish's behalf.
Instead of being honored, the Flyers surprised the Windish family with a gift-wrapped Matt who returned home a week early to see his grateful family.
She wasn't the only one who that it was awesome.
"This is probably one of the best things in the whole entire world," Matt explained. "This is insanely awesome. I just wish that everyone could get to experience this. I feel very grateful right now."
For a moment like this, words just don't do it justice.
"I don’t know what to say," said Matt's father. "Its unbelievable. Nothing has ever happened to me in my life, like this. It is just fantastic."
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