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A father and son are spending some much-needed time together after a surprise reunion at the teen’s high school football game.

Jayce Melton of Midlothian, Texas was serving as honorary captain of his high school football team in recognition of his last home game as a student, WFAA reports.

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His mom escorted him onto the field. Jayce thought his dad, Chief Petty Officer Danny Melton, was still overseas in Italy, where he had been for the last three years.

On Friday, the announcer told Jayce to look towards the 50 yard line. He was shocked to see his dad walking toward him.

After a long embrace, Jayce told WFAA, “I just like what he does for the country.”