CNN PRODUCER NOTE cheathscott said that his three-year-old nephew Elias hadn't seen his father, Petty Officer First Class Jason Heathscott, in person since he left for Afghanistan in June 2013. "Skype was the only way he had seen him since," he said.
cheathscott and Jason's wife, Britney, weren't sure how Elias was going to react to his father's homecoming after not seeing him for so long. "Elias is real shy around folks until he gets to know them," he said. "But as soon as he saw [Jason], he took off running with arms wide open and didn't want to let him go."
- Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer
My younger brother, Petty Officer First Class Jason Heathscott, returned home February 7, 2014, after serving several months in Afghanistan with his fellow members of his North Little Rock, Arkansas based Navy Reserve unit. During that time away from home, he maintained contact with his wife Britney and their now three-year-old son, Elias, via Skype. When he was finally coming home, we weren't sure how Elias would act since he is often very shy around people he is not used to being around. But when he saw this man he knows as Daddy it was a mad dash to get his arms around him. Just thought this video was too good not to share. I'm extremely proud of Jason and his fellow CBs (Construction Battalion) and glad to have you all back home. Welcome home Jason! I love you brother!