Some of the most heart-warming moments are when a soldier is reunited with his loving family. 

This was the case when Air Force Sergeant Wil Alteus surprised his daughter Lyrique with his early return from active duty. 

The single father, who sent his daughter to live in Florida with his sister in August, says that he wanted to surprise his little girl because it was so hard to leave her for those months. 

Check out the tear-jerking video above. 

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