A second-grade student got the surprise of a lifetime last week when his father who he believed was still serving his country half way around the world walked through his classroom door.
Army Staff Sgt. Juan Grisales and his son, 7-year-old Alexander have not seen one another in the past year, so the military man wanted to find an epic way to greet his little boy after a year of being apart.
And with the help of Alex’s teacher, Grisales came up with a plan to distract his son from the looming surprise. To get the Stewart Manor school student in the right place, his teacher asked him to go to the front of the classroom and talk about his dad’s job in the military. And when Alex was in mid-sentence discussing his dad’s work and his deployment in Africa, his father walked through the front door of his classroom.
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It really is a super sweet surprise. Just watch:
Grisales told a local news station ABC7,”It was a surprise to see his face, and especially, I was standing outside and to hear him talk about the whole military, ‘yeah, my Dad’s a veteran,’ you know?”
His son Alexander adding in to the conversation, “I want to spend time with him, and give him a big hug at home.”
Grisales had been serving in Africa for the past year.
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