It was a home run for one Texas family when their soldier father returned home from Afghanistan just in time for his son’s first Little League game of the season.

Capt. Ed Maxa surprised his daughter and three sons by emerging onto the field from the dugout.

His children were gathered at home plate, where the coach was giving a speech about Maxa, who had been deployed to Afghanistan for 11 months.

Maxa’s wife Tara planned the whole thing.

Watch the heartwarming video above.

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