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Magician Pulls Little Girl of Deployed Army Parents on Stage, Performs Trick She'll Never Forget

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It’s not every day a magic show at the local junior high school transforms from ordinary to extraordinary.

Rabbits pulled from hats and typical card tricks are just a couple of the acts one might expect to see.

What you would most certainly not expect to witness is one little girl’s dreams come true. But leave it to a magician performing in Louisiana to do just that.

While the magician’s name is unknown, what we do know is this — the trick he pulled off to surprise little Addison Woodburn is truly heartwarming.

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When he pulls her onto the gym floor stage, he asks her about the doll she’s holding. She tells him it’s her “mommy doll.”

I don’t know about you, but the waterworks started for me right then and there.

Next the performer asks her to stand back as he readies his trick for the crowd, showing everyone he has nothing up his sleeve, so to speak.

But when he throws Addison’s “mommy doll” into his collapsable set of boxes, what appears leaves everyone cheering.

Just watch the little girl’s face as she receives a surprise she’ll never forget.

Addison’s mother, Julia Woodburn, had been deployed with the U.S. Army in Kuwait for some time. I can’t imagine being away from my baby that long.

Her heart must have overflowed as she welcomed her little girl into her arms after I am sure what felt like a lifetime.

But a surprise visit from her mom was not the only one in store for Addison that day.

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As the camera keeps rolling, the magician also reveals his assistant bear is not who he seems. With a little help, Addison’s father, Brian Woodburn, makes his way onto the scene.

If you weren’t crying at the beginning of the video, I’ll bet you didn’t hold it in for long after both of Addison’s parents squeezed her tight. What an amazing gift!

Aside from tugging at my heartstrings, this video reminded me just how much the men and women in our military sacrifice every day to keep us safe. Thank you, Julia and Brian, for your service and your sacrifice.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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