Payson Stark was so upset that her dad was missing Christmas that she stopped talking to him during their regular video calls.
The Casteel family welcomed Henderson County's first baby of 2020 on New Year's Day with baby Noah.
Three siblings thought they were simply picking up awards at school - only to be surprised with the greatest trophy of all as their military dad surprised them after returning home.
Chris Shaw planned the big surprise – which Santa was in on - for his two kids, Lillian, 4, and Henry, 2, after returning from a seven-month deployment on board the USS Boxer.
Barbara Williams stood at the entrance of Gate 6 on Saturday at the Daytona Beach International Airport, bouncing on her feet in anticipation while craning her neck to see if she could spot her son.