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Widow Arrives At Photo Shoot With Newborn After Husband Is Killed And 20 ‘Brothers’ Show Up

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. She loves viral videos, her poodle mix Cali, and doing the robot.

U.S. Army Spc. Chris Harris was deployed overseas when he learned his wife Britt was pregnant with their first child. The 25-year-old soldier from North Carolina was over the moon; Britt says it was the happiest she’d ever seen him.

Just one week later, Chris was killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber.

Enter Chris’ band of brothers — the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82 Airborne Division. Britt knew how important his fellow soldiers were to him, so she wanted them to be a big part of their baby’s life and share in the milestones. Instead of telling her friends and family the baby’s gender, she had Chris’ combat team announce the gender in a viral video they recorded overseas.

Britt gave birth on March 17, 2018. In the weeks that followed, she scheduled a photo shoot with her daughter Christian, who she named after Chris.

But when she arrived to the shoot, she wasn’t alone… not by a long shot.

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