Two kids were given a surprise reunion with their soldier dad at a Kings game on Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported.
Austin and Brooke Sullivan thought they had been picked for one of the team's promotions when they were pulled out of the crowd and onto the court, but little did they know, their father, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Shawn Sullivan, was waiting on the sidelines, Sports Illustrated said.
The last time the two children saw their father was eight months ago, when he departed the U.S., and they were certainly not expecting to see him at the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns game.
As the children were blindfolded, they thought they would be spun around and have to try find the team's mascot somewhere on the court as part of the promotion, but instead of finding the mascot, they walked straight into their father's arms.
Removing the blindfolds, the children were visibly taken aback and emotional to see their dad as the song "Coming Home" erupted on the sound system.
Further sweetening the evening for the Sullivan family, the Kings went on to defeat the Suns, Yahoo Sports said.
It would seem as though military dads have a knack for surprising their children in emotional reunions.
Earlier this year Eric Sampson, an Army dad who returned home, popped by his son's school, Tri-City Christian Academy, for a surprise visit.
Meanwhile Army Specialist Jon Michael Chance, who had been deployed to South Korea and not been home for nine months, gave his 9-year-old daughter, Mallory Chance, a surprise at her school during lunch break.
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