Military Dad Gives Daughter Surprise of Her Life at School (VIDEO)

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military homecomingHere's a great way to start your week, though you better be sure you're wearing waterproof mascara or have some tissues nearby, because it will melt your heart. It's another military homecoming, but it's one of the sweetest I've seen yet.

This one takes place in a school. A young girl, Alexis, who appears to be in grade school, is reading a report to her classmates, when someone walks into the room. She glances up, then back at her paper before doing one of the best double-takes you've ever seen. Then she melts into a big emotional puddle of happiness and runs into her father's arms.


The post on YouTube says Alexis had no idea her daddy was home from Afghanistan. Then after lunch, there he was. Talk about the surprise of a lifetime.

My husband is not in the military, but he travels a fair amount both overseas and domestically for work. It's tough on my children when he's gone, and I love seeing how excited they get each time he returns. I can only imagine how the emotions of the reunion are amplified when a soldier is gone for months and months at a time and under such dangerous circumstances.

I hope Alexis got an A on her report and that they let her take the rest of the day off to spend with her dad.

What's the longest you or your spouse have been away from your children? What was the reunion like?



Image via YouTube

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