GOOD NEWS WATCH: Coast Guard Dad Wears School Mascot Costume to Surprise Daughter
A Coast Guard father deployed overseas for the past seven months dressed up as a school mascot to surprise his daughter at her Maryland middle school last month.
The father -- disguised as the Stephen Decatur Middle School bulldog -- is seen in a now-viral video walking through the cafeteria before approaching his daughter, Madi.
Madi even extends her hand out for a high-five to the mascot while eating lunch with her friends, before her father removes the costume's headpiece to give her the surprise of a lifetime.
Surprise! Madi’s dad made a surprise visit to lunch today. He has just returned from serving 7 months of active duty overseas. pic.twitter.com/B7oYrMdc4t
— DecaturMiddle_Berlin (@SDMS_Berlin) January 23, 2019
Madi is then seen jumping up after the big reveal and embraces her dad for a long-overdue hug, as students around them applaud.
Watch the heart-warming video above.