Adopted or biological, it’s always a beautiful thing when a child is reunited with their parent.
Did you know that each day, during the pre-show of the One Ocean Shamu show at all of our SeaWorld parks, the military is asked to stand and be recognized by all in the 5,500-seat stadium? We recently honored the Allen family here at SeaWorld San Diego by surprising the children with the return of their dad, Sergeant Ronald Allen, from a nearly seven-month deployment to the Middle East!
“I live in Washington, D.C. and my boyfriend is stationed in Kentucky. In June we were about to spend an awesome weekend camping. Two days prior to him flying to D.C. he finds out that he was issued to go overseas. Turns out when Obama sent 375 “Advisers” to Iraq he was one of them. Because he is in the Air Force Special Ops (Combat Controller) he was the first to go. I was completely devastated. He was supposed to be gone for 6 months! About two weeks ago I got home late from cheer practice. I immediately took a shower and put my PJs on… right as I was about to hop into bed… The best surprise was right there waiting for me. He came home two months early… and i’ll never be able to accurately describe the happiness I felt at that moment. But here’s the video that captured this heart-warming moment.” – Maya Rubio