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Sunny Sweeney Shares Sweet Soldier Moment, Photo Goes Viral

Sunny Sweeney happened upon a special moment while walking through an airport recently, so she pulled out her camera to capture the two men — a civilian and solider — praying together. The photo has since gone viral, and as a result, the soldier has been identified.

“This young military man, Michael (full name was on his backpack) was standing here about to board a plane and a random man walked up and said thank you for your service,” Sweeney writes on social media, “Then asked if he could pray for his safety.”

How could she not take a photo?

Adds the ‘From a Table Away’ singer, “I started crying, of course, just watching this nice end to a crappy day unfold on my 16-hour cross-country flight, but Americans never cease to amaze me. Beautiful.”

Amazingly, Michael Barth of Washington found the photo on social media and commented on it. “It was awesome that you took this picture,” he writes, “I honestly am a huge country music fan! I didn’t realize who you were! I’ll always remember you as the really nice lady at the airport.”

“Thank you for the picture. I’ll never forget it.”

Later, Sweeney followed up with a video on her Facebook page, revealing just how close to home this moment hit for her. The country singer is married to an active duty police officer and Air Force veteran. In the clip, she also thanked all the men and women who work to protect civilians. While she was reluctant to take the photo as to not invade someone’s space, she’s glad she did, because now Barth — and the rest of us –can cherish that special moment forever.

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