Soldier Suprises Daughter Spelling BeeStaff Sgt. Therron Johnson‘s reunion with his 9-year-old daughter required a little help from her whole school.

A spelling bee at a Boca Raton elementary school was actually a ruse set up for the benefit of oneĀ Skylar Johnson. Skylar’s father, Staff Sgt. Johnson, had been on tour in Iraq since last Christmas – but last Friday, he was waiting to surprise her during the spelling bee.

While Skylar was on stage trying to spell the word “sergeant”, the principal asked if she knows any sergeants. As soon as Skyler answered, “my dad,” Staff Sgt. Johnson made his grand entrance.

Skylar is completely stunned and breaks down in tears at the sight of her dad, whom she hasn’t seen in eight months.

Unfortunately, Johnson is only home for nine days – but all that matters to Skylar is the present.

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