When most kids sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they want for Christmas, they usually ask for the popular must-have toy of the season.
However, when five-year-old Rylinn Ross from Nebraska visited Santa Clause at the mall, all she asked for was her dad. “Can you bring my daddy home?” Rylinn asked. Her six-year-old sister Aurora instead asked for a Baby Alive doll, since she didn’t even think Santa could bring her dad, who was deployed in South Korea, home for Christmas.
Yet before Santa said goodbye to the two sisters, he explained he did actually have a special gift waiting for them. “You know what, we’ll see what we can do with the Baby Alive,” Santa said. “But I think the elves sent me something special in the sleigh this time.”
As the girls sat waiting on Santa’s lap, they turned and saw their dad Jacob walking out from behind the giant slay. Jacob, a staff sergeant in the Air Force, has been stationed in South Korea for the past seven months and has only seen his daughters on FaceTime, so the girls were understandably overwhelmed when they realized he made it home for Christmas.
“We’ve known that I’ll be home for the holidays for a couple months now,” said Jacob, who gets to stay home for 28 days before heading back to South Korea. But instead of telling them, he and his wife Alleasha decided it would be even better if Santa got to be the one to tell the girls. “Santa bringed Daddy home,” Rylinn said after the surprise reunion.
Watch the entire video below to see the precious moment Santa surprises these little girls with the best Christmas gift ever!
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[Featured image: NP Telegraph]