Mass. military member surprises family with Easter homecoming


SUTTON, Mass — Svea and Leath Leger were expecting to search for their prizes during the Easter Egg Hunt. They weren't expecting the ultimate gift to surprise them.

Ryan Leger surprised his kids prior to an Easter egg hunt Sunday morning. Ryan had spent the last 9 months serving overseas.

"Funny enough, the Easter bunny decided to bring him a little bit early," the egg hunt emcee announced as Leger exited through a nearby door.

Ryan and his kids collapsed into a tangled mess of hugs and tears, gripping each other tightly.

Ryan's wife, Courtney, coordinated the surprise, making sure her husband saw his parents last night.


"It was really nice to honor his parents first. And then we get to do this with the kids next," said Courtney.

State Senator Ryan Fattman also helped make sure the surprise during Watters Farm's annual easter egg hunt in Sutton went off without a hitch.

"So, we get to welcome him home not only as a community but with his kids and family and that's awesome!" said Fattman.

"It was so welcoming… I thought he was coming home on the 3rd. But no it ended up being a day earlier," said Svea.

Leger is no stranger to Boston 25 viewers…. back in November of 2021 he pulled a woman from a burning car, saving her life.

"It's awesome to be able to be here and be able to surprise my kids, surprise my family. And it's just going to be worth it when I see their faces,"said Leger.



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