Carlos Melendez, a soldier in the U.S. Army, wanted to find a way to surprise his daughter with his homecoming.
He was deployed in Kuwait, far away from his family. His daughter Solymar, like all military kids, went on with her life. She went to school every day without a hug from Dad. She came home and did her homework, and she listened to her teachers. Through this whole time, though, she never stopped thinking of dad.
One day in class, her teacher asked her to run an errand that required her to leave the classroom for a bit. The student obliged and took an envelope from her teacher’s hand.
Little did she know that her aunt had been plotting her father’s surprise return for quite a while now. When her dad called up his sister to ask for help, she got in contact with the school and it set up the momentous reunion.
When Melendez steps through the threshold of the classroom, the rest of the students can’t stop their jaws from dropping. They know that their classmate is in for a big, emotional surprise when she returns back from her errand, and it’s all caught on tape, courtesy of Richland School District Two, Columbia, S.C.
With the cameras rolling, she comes back to her classroom, wondering why all eyes are on her. She even lifts the envelope up to her face as a reaction to all the mysterious attention. But, when she sees who’s sitting right there in the front row, balloon and flowers in hand, she no longer lets her shyness get in the way of her emotions.
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