Skip to comments.Military Dad Surprises Daughter at Spelling Bee After She Spells 'Sergeant'
Posted on 10/12/2011 1:04:30 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
A spelling bee at a Boca Raton elementary school was actually a ruse for 9-year-old Skylar Johnson. Skylar's father, Staff Sgt. Therron Johnson, had been on tour in Iraq since last Christmas. But Friday, he was waiting to surprise her during the spelling bee.
While Skylar was on stage spelling the word "Sergeant," the principal asked if she knows any sergeants. As soon as Skyler answered, "my dad," Staff Sgt. Johnson made his entrance.
Skylar is completely stunned and in tears at the sight of her father, a man she hasn't seen in eight months. Unfortunately, Johnson is only home for nine days. But all that matters to Skylar is right now.
OMG everything is blurry now.... She is a beautiful child. Thanks for sharing.
There’s something wrong with video — it looks blurry.
Saw this on Fox & Friends this morning! Just a wonderful moment for both Dad and young Daughter! He will be home for her up coming birth day which I am sure will not eclipse that moment she ran and hugged him!
I hate it when those just pop up out of nowhere!
Yep, a bit blurry.
There was a compilation video that was passed around a few months ago showing many video clips of soldiers coming home. We had a contest to see how long anyone in our office could make it without crying. 12 seconds was the record. Everyone lost it when they saw a dog going crazy when his owner returned.
i think i made it for about 5 seconds
1030AM PDT Aug 18th 2005, my wife, oldest child and I had a massive attack of the allergies when I stepped off a C-5 at Travis AFB...
Last Friday my DIL’s nephew came home from Afghanistan and his mother didn’t know he was coming.
My DIL picked him up at the airport and then met up with her other sister and family and went together to his mother’s house. Everyone went in with him entering last, his mother kissed and hugged her sister, her nephew, her niece, shook hands with her BIL...got to my DIL, then my granddaughter and then to the person she had just assumed to be my grandson.
She said how are you doing...JEREMY!!!!!. Needless to say, she lost it but in a good way.
My dad was a career military officer. For about the first 5 or 6 years of my life, I rarely saw him and barely knew who he was.
It was just a way of life for us in those days. I’m glad that so many schools do things like this for the kids of deployed military - the reunions are great to watch!!
Please convey to Jeremy heartfelt thanks for his service....I'm sure I'm speaking for all freepers reading this. God bless him and your entire "serviceman's family".
I was fortunate and saw Dad more than rarely, though he was gone TDY twice for 90 days and Remote for a whole year while I was young. These reunions are good to see.
My Dad was in Korea. I didn’t see him from about the age of 18 months old until I was more than three. He also spent 2 tours of duty out of the country when I was about 5-7. It is a way of life. No email, cell phones or skype back then.
Yep. Anyone have any tissue - I mean Benadryl...[sniffle].
I cried like a baby. Although I’m not blood related to him, I have known him since he was a baby and all the niece and nephews-in-law call me Grandma.
Who says Dad’s aren’t important? Definitely Not Skylar Johnson!
Pure Joy Personified...Beautiful...