Deployed Dad Shocks Graduation CrowdThe Veterans Site
When you’re serving overseas and you are a parent of a child or teenager, one of your biggest concerns is that while you are doing your job, you will miss out on some of the milestone moments of your child’s life.
Taylor Crafton was all set to graduate from high school, but someone special was missing from the crowd. A cardboard cutout of her dad, made by a family friend, was sitting in his place for the graduation ceremony because he was deployed in Cuba for duty.
As her name was called to receive her diploma, Taylor spotted someone familiar walking across stage and immediately fell to the floor.
It was her hero, who had travelled all the way from Cuba in order to be present during her special moment.
No one in the family knew that he was going to be attending the ceremony.
“I’m just so happy he’s here. Better than a car. Better than anything. So yeah, that’s all I wanted for graduation,” said Taylor.
See the surprise reunion below!