The little girl in the red shirt is about to get the surprise of her life. SO SWEET!

Skylar Johnson was one of the last contestants in her school’s spelling bee competition. Naturally, she had a lot on her mind — like the complex words she was being asked to spell in order to win. But she had something else on her mind that was probably a little bit distracting. Skylar’s dad was deployed overseas with the military and she hadn’t seen her daddy since last Christmas!

Little did she know, however, that her dad was at the school right then. With an elaborate scheme to surprise his daughter with his homecoming, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Therron Johnson was waiting behind the scenes, anxious to see his daughter again after being apart for so long.

As it became Skylar’s turn to spell again, the word she was given was Sergeant — her father’s rank in the Army. You have to watch the video below to see what happens after that, and get the full story behind this amazing and heartwarming homecoming surprise!

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