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HILTON, NY – An upstate New York military dad had a special surprise for his young daughter: himself!

Specialist Paul Hayhurst was away from his family for 7 months during military training, according to WHAM-TV.

So when it was time for him to come back, he decided to surprise his 3-year-old daughter Isabella.

He organized the surprise with the little girl’s dance studio so that he would pop out of a box during her performance on Monday. And Isabella’s reaction is priceless.

READ FULL STORY HERE FROM WHAM-TV.