A Kentucky Elementary School student got a huge surprise Wednesday when her soldier dad returned to Hardin County from Korea early to keep his promise to attend her graduation.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristina Nicole Watkins, kisses her daughter, Cheyenne, 12, after surprising her and her son, Dragon, at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma on D-Day, Friday, June 6, 2014. Watkins had returned home last night from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan and stayed at a friend’s house to not spoil the surprise. Cheyenne, 12, and Dragon, 7, were on a field trips with fellow students from Giaudrone Middle School and Whitman Elementary.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, kindergartner Derek Kirby was celebrating his 6th birthday when he got the surprise of his life Tuesday.”Hi!” said the little boy as he touched his daddy’s head to see if he was real, as he had just popped out of his birthday gift.