Baby holds ‘Call Me Maybe’ sign for Army dad meeting her for the first time

Posted at 12:21 PM, Mar 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-06 12:23:12-05

OMAHA, Neb. — Army specialist Cole Tesar met Harper, his 7-month-old daughter, for the first time this past weekend after returning home from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.

Credit: Tesar family via WOWT

Harper greeted her dad with a cute, clever sign that read:

“Hey I just met you & this is crazy but my name’s HARPER & I’m your baby!”

The photo was posted to WOWT’s Facebook page on Monday. It has been liked over 1.5 million times.

WOWT spoke to WOWT about seeing his wife, Logan, and getting to hold Harper for the first time.

“It is kind of different because it is my own baby; it is our own blood. It is definitely special, and it is a pretty good feeling,” he said.

Read more: WOWT