BOISE, Idaho — A young man returning home from a two-year LDS mission in Brazil got a big surprise from his father at the Boise Airport.
Ty Higley had not seen his dad in person in two-years and because of the limited contact allowed between missionaries and their families, his father was able to keep his secret from his son.
His dad, Duane Higley, lost 140 pounds while his son was away.
Duane said despite limited contact, it wasn’t always easy to keep the secret. When Ty was allowed to Skype with his family, Duane resorted to wearing extra clothes or having the family say he wasn’t home.
The father and son are now planning to run a half-marathon together this summer.