A sailor showed up at his little sister’s school and gave her the surprise of a lifetime.
Third-grader Ryleigh Gardner had just finished working on a project about a role model in her life. Ryleigh had chosen her big brother, Tommy, who is a sailor.
Tommy has served in Japan since 2011 so the surprise was three years in the making!
"It's pretty rough being away from family, especially a younger sibling,” said Tommy. "Being away for so long, you just strive to get that connection back.”
The brother and sister are excited to be reunited. There was a huge hug followed by tears of joy.