As her parents watched the video, Adria Rice walked up behind them, scooped up her niece and waited. When her parents turned around, they were shocked to see their daughter standing there.
"I'm like, 'OMG.' I'm like, 'What's going on?'" Chrissy Rice told QuadCities.com. "I mean it was just so overwhelming and such a surprise. I'm blessed, very blessed."
“I don’t know that there’s words to explain how proud we are,” Ryan Rice, who also served in the military, told the website. “Every time I see her in a uniform or every time I see a picture, I just smile. I’m proud."
Surprising her parents is something Adria Rice enjoys.
"The looks on their faces every time I come home is just the greatest thing ever," she told QuadCities.com.