Soldier surprises 9-year-old daughter at Indiana school for Thanksgiving

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A fourth grader in Indiana telling her class a Thanksgiving story had no idea the ending would be interrupted by an unexpected visitor.

9-year-old Kendyl Kraick was telling her class a story about her trip to Chicago when she was interrupted by her father – Master Sergeant Travis Kraick, WGN reports.

Kraick was overseas on deployment for the last seven months. Kendyl and her stepmother didn’t think he would make it home to Fort Wayne, Ind. in time for the holidays.

“I wanted to surprise you,” Kraick told his daughter. “I love you,” Kendyl replied.

The emotional reunion was captured on video by her uncle.