Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:18 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A touching family moment at Gloria Hicks Elementary this afternoon as fourth grader Lauren Garza got the surprise of her life when her father surprised her during a ceremony today.
School officials devised a plan to have returning Sr. Airman Mark Barrycut wrapped up in a large gift box for her to unwrap in front of her classmates.
Before his unwrapping, Barrycut told us, "I've been dreading every day that i've spent away from her. Last time I saw her was July and it was only for maybe a week. So having her in my arms again is just going to be the greatest feeling ever and to be home for the holidays."
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