Soldier surprises daughter at high school prom

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WKRN) – A soldier who had been deployed for the last nine months surprised his daughter at her high school prom over the weekend.

WAAY-TV reported Colonel Buddy Brook hid from his 17-year-old daughter Sydney until the just the right moment -a father-daughter dance.

“I’m just glad that we get to give Sydney a surprise. I hope it goes off well,” he said.

Brook quietly walked up to Sydney and tapped her on the shoulder.

Overcome with emotion upon realizing her father was standing in front of her, Sydney began crying and hugging her father.

Sydney said she was speechless to see her father, but is happy he is home safe.

Brook said due to his military work he has had to miss the last 12 anniversaries with is wife and the birth of two of his grandchildren.

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