A high school basketball game in Smyrna, Tennessee, turned into something extra special recently when Air Force Sgt. Ben Nelson returned to surprise his kids.
His family was at the game because his daughter, Ashlynn, is a cheerleader.
During a break in the game, school officials acted as if there was going to be a dance contest. Ashlynn was chosen to be one of the contestants and was pulled to center court.
While there, she faced off against the opposing team’s mascot, a bulldog. And that’s where Ben pulled off the Bulldog mask, revealing that he was back from his deployment.
Ashlynn was shocked and thrilled to see her father, as the crowd roared its approval because they were able to see a special reunion for the ages.