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Dad surprises kids at 1st grade holiday performance after returning from deployment

Posted at 3:41 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 18:41:29-05

There was an extra special moment at a local elementary school’s holiday performance Wednesday night.

The first graders at Ralph Dunlap Elementary School in Santa Maria put on a show for their families.

One of the young performers got a big surprise when she was reunited with her dad, Air Force Technical Sgt. Manual Amaya, who has spent the past year serving overseas.

Big hugs for the whole family followed!

Watch the whole reunion below: