Military dad surprises daughter during school assembly

A Pennsylvania second grader talking about her military father during a school assembly got a big surprise recently.

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Imogen Nowak was speaking to her classmates at Osborne Elementary School in Selwickey about her father, Capt. Erik Nowak, who had been deployed in Qatar since September 2016. He had not been expected home for a few weeks, Hot Topics reported.

Video shared by the Quaker Valley School District shows Imogen talking about how soldiers really enjoyed receiving candy, “even one package,” means “like all the money in the world.” As she spoke, her father appeared from behind the curtain on stage and sneaked up behind her.

“I liked it a lot,” Capt. Nowak said, as Imogen turned around to see her father.

After a stunned moment of silence, she jumped into her arms and yelled “Daddy!”

Captain Nowak's Return Home

Quaker Valley’s Osborne Elementary School welcomed home United States Army Captain Erik Nowak Tuesday during a surprise visit to school. Captain Nowak has been in Qatar since September 2016. Captain Nowak surprised his daughter, second grade student Imogen, and her classmates at Osborne. Welcome home and thank you for your service, Captain Nowak!

Posted by Quaker Valley School District on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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