What began as a school assembly at Trinity Christian in Apopka, Fla., ended with a special surprise. Army Specialist Kelvin Medina was on a mission on Thursday to surprise his four-year-old son Kamron at school.
School leaders, loved ones, even Kamron's pre-kindergarten class all helped. Administrators gathered the students in the auditorium, held flags and sang songs while they waited for their "guest speaker."
Moments later, Kamron's father walked through the doors as the little boy ran to his dad and jumped in his arms.
Medina hasn't seen his family in six months. He wasn't due home until March.
"I'm good," said Spc. Medina. "It's good to be home."
Next, daddy will meet his new daughter.
"I'm excited," said Spc. Medina. "Nervous and excited."
His wife Kristin gave birth to Kennedy a week ago. She was two months premature.
"I was pregnant, and I was having complications," said Kristin. "I was in the hospital for 40 days. We did an emergency Red Cross to get him home."
Spc. Medina is now home for a month. He'll then return to Afghanistan to continue his third tour.
"It's hard," said Kristin. "You get used to it, but it's really hard-- especially when things like this happen in life."
But tonight, the family has a real treat. They will celebrate Halloween. Kamron plans to be a shark. In two weeks, Spc. Medina will celebrate Kamron's birthday.
But what do they plan to do first?
"Probably go buy [Kamron] some toys," said Spc. Medina.
"I think my husband wants to go eat at Chick-Fil-A," said Kristin Medina.