|Published:||Dec 18, 2012 9:54 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 18, 2012 10:06 PM EST|
Charlotte County, Fla., A Christmas wish came true for an 11-year-old Charlotte County boy. His brother, a Senior Airman stationed in Germany, surprised him at school.
For the last four years, Garrett Legan's Christmas list has been very short.
"All he wanted was for me to come home," says Airman Shayne Brooks.
And this year the L.A. Ainger Middle School student, he got what he wanted.
"I'm his big brother. I'm suppose to be here for this, so for me to be gone for four years, that's been hard," says Brooks.
To spend Christmas with his brother Shayne Brooks, a Senior Airman stationed in Germany.
"We talked on the phone at first, but it's just not the same, without being able to see that person," says Brooks.
Today, Garrett can now cross that gift off his list.
It was an emotional reunion for Garrett, he was at a loss for words.
"I was surprised that he came home today," says Garrett Legan.
The last time Shayne saw his little brother, the boy was just eight-years-old.
"The facial interaction is why i'm here. To actually be able to touch him, hug him, spend time with him," says Brooks.
Garrett is now 11, Shane says he is looking forward to getting to know him all over again.
"We will do whatever he wants to do, get to know him more," says Brooks.
This will be a Christmas this family will never forget.
"It's always like there's something missing, and now we are 100%," Brooks said.
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