Soldier traveled thousands of miles to surprise daughter on Valentine’s Day

It was a special Valentine’s Day for a fifth-grader on Long Island, whose father surprised her at school after an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan.

Alexus London, 10, was in gym class at William Rall Elementary School in Lindenhurst on Friday afternoon when her father, Army Staff Sergeant Daniel London, walked in carrying flowers.

Alexus ran across the gym and hugged her father.

“There’s not words to explain how much I miss him,” she said.

Daniel London was on his third tour in Afghanistan.

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