Last month, we premiered an amazing homecoming video of a father dressed as Captain America surprising his young son on his birthday. Soon after, a representative from Disney contacted us, hoping to get in touch with the Camarata family. They wanted to fly the family out to the NYC premiere of The Avengers at the Tribeca Film Festival! We were so excited for the family, and immediately put them in touch with Disney.
Check out the story from the Huffington Post:
Last month, military dad Kevin Camarata returned from Afghanistan just in time for his younger son’s birthday. A surprise homecoming would have been a great gift on its own, but he went one step further and swept in, dressed as a superhero — Captain America. When he removed his disguise, mom caught the tear-jerking moment on camera, uploaded the video to YouTube and it (unsurprisingly) turned into Internet gold.
What happened next? Disney caught wind of dad’s heroic moment and surprised him right back. They invited the entire family to a special screening of “The Avengers” at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 28th.
Camarata expressed his gratitude in a touching interview. “This was incredible… When we put the video on the Internet nothing like this was even considered,” he said.
He also revealed the backstory about his big surprise. Originally, dad’s reveal was supposed to take place at his son’s birthday party. He just happened to show up for breakfast at home instead. Clearly, this superhero had perfect timing.
We’ll hopefully have more images and video from the event to share with you all shortly… Stay tuned!