What an absolutely beautiful moment! Grab the tissues because you’re going to cry.
This is the emotional moment a military dad surprised his son who has Down’s syndrome by sneaking up on him at his school after a long stint abroad.
Airman John Grieten, who had spent the last six months in Southwest Asia, was filmed standing behind his son Joshua at Newark High School in Delaware as he went about his daily activities.
The 15-year-old, who is a student in the REACH program, was completely unaware of his dad being in the room when suddenly he walked over and asked ‘Can I sit here?’
The video showed Joshua staring at his father and saying ‘dad?’ before shouting ‘daddy’ and throwing his arms around him in excitement.
Everyone in the room can be heard clapping and cheering, while others film the reunion, as the pair continue to hug each other in delight.
After regaining his composure somewhat, the thrilled teenager then addresses the room and says: ‘Everybody, this is my dad,’ while gesturing to the airman proudly.