On Friday night, a send-off was held for Koach All-Stars Cheerleading and Tumbling members in Ankeny before they left for a national competition. During the event, their dads put on a surprise routine and created a special moment for a military family.
One little girl's father is deployed, so the dads went above and beyond to make her feel included.
Each dad handed Mikayla an American flag and a big bouquet of flowers. The best part, though, was when Mikayla's dad appeared on a giant video screen. He and his Iowa National Guard unit had also been rehearsing a routine in the Middle East.
"Hey, Mikayla! I'm sorry I can't be there with you, but I can't wait to get home and see you!" he said in a recorded message.
The reaction says it all. Mikayla watches and smiles while her mom wipes away tears of joy.
Source -- WHO-TV