This heartwarming video shows the moment an ex-army man surprised his best mate and former comrade - by giving him new war medals to replace the ones he lost.
Tristram Bentley, 42, spent months trying to subtly find out what tours his pal, Ed Williams, had been on during his five years in the army, from 1995 to 2000.
Ed, also 42, had sadly lost his army insignia, from his tour of Kosovo and two tours of Bosnia, after giving them to his dad, who passed away a few years ago.
But Tristram knew how much the medals meant to his friend - and secretly arranged for the two medals he had lost to be replaced and mounted, to give to Ed.
The emotional video shows Tristram making a speech to a confused Ed about their years of friendship and their time in the army - before pulling out the medals from behind his back, and handing them over.
And an astounded Ed crumples into tears as he hugs his friend and thanks him for the thoughtful gift.
The two men, both from near Nottingham, Notts., have been friends for over 30 years, since they started secondary school together - and both served in the Royal Logistic Corps in the British Army.
Ed served for five years from 1995 until 2000 - and Tristram joined a few years after him, serving for 16 years, from 1998 until 2014.
HGV driver Tristram said: "It was because of Ed that I joined the army in the first place.
"He joined at 17, and I would see him every time he came back on leave, and see the person that he had become, and I just thought, 'I want a part of that'.
"I went on to be in the army for 16 and a half years, all because he inspired me to join. I have a lot to thank him for."
A few years after Ed left the army, the pair lost touch - and did not see or hear from each other in ten years.
But they got back in touch through a mutual friend about a year ago - which is when Tristram heard that Ed had lost his war medals.
He said: "We met up for the first time in about a decade, and it was like no time had passed.
"You never really lose a squaddie friend. No matter how much time it's been, you always go back to the day you last saw them.
"He mentioned to me that he had lost his medals after his dad passed away, when they couldn't find the medals among his dad's possessions.
"I knew how much they had meant to him - every soldier is really proud of their medals.
"I spent about six months or so asking him odd questions in general conversation, trying to piece together which tours he had been on.
"I didn't want to ask him all at once, because I didn't want him to know what I was up to.
"But I found someone on an ex-forces Facebook page who said that he organised replacement medals, and just to let him know what tours Ed had been on and he could sort it out."
And speaking of the moment he presented Ed with the replacement medals, Tristram said: "It was a really special moment. I knew he would cry.
"He's proud as punch to have them back. He's over the moon. He can't wait to get all suited and booted for Rememberance Sunday in November."