6-year-old Brooke proudly explained her dad’s job as a military veteran as she stood in front of her elementary school peers.
“My dad is a veteran that he does so hard and that I miss him a lot and that he helps our country,” she said before telling them that he was overseas in Dubai. She had no clue that Ssgt. Jason Reyes had already returned
Moments later she was shocked to see him on the other side of the gymnasium. Both Bianca and Ssgt. Reyes were in tears after she ran into his arms and they shared a touching embrace.
Not only was this his first time in months seeing Bianca, but he was finally meeting his newborn daughter, Bianca as well. After missing Brooke’s first day of school and Bianca’s birth, Ssgt. Reyes was home to watch his family grow for the next two years before having to deploy again.