This seven-year-old was just finishing her cheer when she heard something over the loud speaker that she did not see coming.

Her dad, a sailor, had just returned home from Afghanistan.

In her excitement, she runs over to her mom in disbelief.

She runs to her dad, pom poms in hand, who kneels down to give her a hug. Both were in tears.

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