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In the Israel Defense Force, a “lone soldier” is a soldier with no family in Israel. Many lone soldiers are new immigrants or volunteers from abroad. Orphans or children of broken homes are also categorized as lone soldiers. There are approximately 7000 lone soldiers at a given time,

In this video, watch 10 heartwarming moments shared by lone soldiers: A parent surprising them at a swearing-in ceremony, or even a brother and sister meeting for the first time. As the video says, try not to cry!