After finding out that she was expecting her first child, Britt Harris was thrilled to share the news with her husband, U.S. Army Spc. Overseas on first deployment to Afghanistan, Chris was overjoyed to learn that he was going to be a father.
One week later, on August 2, Chris was killed in a suicide bombing attack from a vehicle-borne explosive device, reports ABC News.
'When I told him, it was the happiest I'd ever seen him, ' Britt told ABC News.
Though Britt says she is "dealing with a lot and grieving" in the wake of his passing, she adds that it's important to stay connected to her husband's fellow servicemen during her pregnancy.
Britt Harris is grateful that he knew she was pregnant before his death.
"I asked if they'd like to be the first to know the gender, and they were really excited".
The mother-to-be then shipped poppers filled with confetti for Christopher's fellow soldiers to open and find out the baby's gender. I don't know if it's a boy or a girl, a zebra or a unicorn, but we're going to find out'. "I didn't want them to be forgotten over there", she said.
With a massive burst of pink confetti, the soldiers danced and cheered.
Though she now faces a future of raising their child on her own, Britt Harris said she is more concerned with the soldiers who served alongside her husband in Afghanistan.
"WELCOME THE NEWEST FAMILY MEMBER OF THE 82nd!" "Chris is an only child".
Britt Harris, who shared the video on Facebook, said watching it left her crying tears of joy.
Britt Harris wanted a way to keep Chris Harris's fellow soldiers close to their child, so she chose to let them in on a secret. Harris, who lives in North Carolina, said she plans to name the little girl Christian Michelle Harris after her husband, Christopher Michael Harris. She said that Christopher considered his comrades family and called them his brothers.