Military father drives from Georgia to Virginia to surprise daughter at dance

Military father drives from Georgia to Virginia to surprise daughter at dance

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Talk about dedication after a military father stationed in Georgia drove to Virginia to surprise his daughter at her elementary school’s Daddy Daughter Dance.

Henrico County Public Schools posted to Facebook saying Army SSG. Christopher Hayes drove from where he is currently stationed in Augusta, Georgia, to surprise his daughter, Milan, at Maude Trevvett Elementary School’s Daddy Daughter Dance on April 18.

“He’s been deployed four times since Milan was born, and has been stationed away from the family for most of her young life,” Henrico Schools said on Facebook.

Surprise Homecoming at Daddy Daughter Dance

MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE? Watch as SSG Christopher Hayes surprises his daughter, Milan, at Maude Trevvett Elementary School’s Daddy Daughter Dance on Thursday, April 18. Chris is in the Army, currently stationed in Augusta, Georgia. He’s been deployed four times since Milan was born, and has been stationed away from the family for most of her young life. At the last minute, he drove up because the night before Milan said she wished he could be there for the Daddy Daughter Dance. And if you watch closely…just about everyone was excited to see what happened! After the dance ended, Chris immediately drove all the way back down to Georgia to report for duty the next morning. Nobody in the family even knew he was coming until just before the dance. Talk about dedication… (Video credit: Amber Morse)

Posted by Henrico County Public Schools on Monday, April 22, 2019

According to the post, Hayes drove up last minute because the night before Milan said she wished he would be at the dance.

The video shows everyone watching closely and clapping as Hayes walks into the dance to make Milan’s wish come true.

After the dance ended, Hayes had to immediately drive back to Georgia to report for duty the next morning. The school says no one in the family even knew Hayes was driving up to surprise her until just before the dance.

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