logo
 youtube.com/wfla
youtube.com/wfla

Schoolgirl's Veterans Day Speech Is Interrupted by Father's Arrival after 9 Months Away from Home

Bettina Dizon
Nov 10, 2021
01:00 P.M.

When an elementary student’s father surprised her in school after spending nine months on military duty, the young girl could not help but cry tears of joy.

Advertisement

Unexpected visits are always the best for young kids as they bask in the element of surprise. This is true especially for those who have not seen someone for a long time, such as children with military parents.

So when Cailani Martinez’s father showed up in her school, the young girl was left speechless and in tears.

Cailani Martinez hugs her father after nine months of being apart. | Source: youtube.com/wfla

Cailani Martinez hugs her father after nine months of being apart. | Source: youtube.com/wfla

Advertisement

Cailani’s father, a military man for nearly a decade, was deployed to Syria nine months ago. Having lousy cell reception in the country, he was not able to consistently speak to his family. He shared:

“The internet wasn’t the best over there [...]. There [were] days when I didn’t talk to my kids, almost weeks.”

It was definitely challenging to be away from his family for a long time, but her father, Cedric Goins, knew his job meant having to sacrifice.

Cailani Martinez looks shocked seeing her father after nine months. | Source: youtube.com/wfla

Cailani Martinez looks shocked seeing her father after nine months. | Source: youtube.com/wfla

Advertisement

Finally, the day came when he was allowed to return home, and the first thing he did was meet his daughter in school.

Military members surprising their family is quite common. Previously, a Michigan soldier surprised his little brother in school after being apart for a year.

However, Cailani did not know of her father’s arrival. During a Veterans Day rehearsal in school, Cailani took the stage with a few classmates without knowing she was about to receive the surprise of her life.

Cailani Martinez sees her father after nine months of being apart. | Source: youtube.com/wfla

Cailani Martinez sees her father after nine months of being apart. | Source: youtube.com/wfla

Advertisement

After delivering their speeches, the school principal said that the best person to judge the performance was someone who had in-depth experience. Right then and there, Cailani’s father entered the room.

The young girl looked shocked upon seeing Goins and immediately ran towards him for a minutes-long hug.

Tears rolled down her face as she wrapped her arms around her father. Finally, after nearly a year, Cailani was reunited with her dad.

Advertisement

“I love him so much, and he’s like the other half of me, and it’s been a long time,” Cailani said. “I just love him.”

Military members surprising their family is quite common, and they have the same reaction almost all the time. Previously, a Michigan soldier surprised his little brother in school after being apart for a year.

When Army Private Second Class Brett Beaver followed his family’s footsteps into the military, he knew he wouldn’t see his little brother Max for some time. So as soon as he was allowed, Beaver surprised Max in school.

“It’s kind of hard being away from home because we really love each other,” Beaver shared. “The first person I would take a bullet for would be him.”

Serving the country is undoubtedly one of the most honorable jobs, but it also requires selflessness and sacrifice. This is why only the bravest of the brave can stand being in the military.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Every Day Little Boy Comes Home from School in Tears until His Father Shows up in His Classroom – Story of the Day

May 09, 2022

Blind Girl Begs Man to Help Find Her Dad, Minutes Later He Realizes It's His Own Father — Story of the Day

May 02, 2022

After His Little Brother's Death, Boy Starts Disappearing After School until Mom Follows Him — Story if the Day

May 08, 2022

Homeless Man Who Left His Sister 38 Years Ago Returns to Her with an Old Box from Their Father – Story of the Day

April 07, 2022

Late Soldier Asked Son to Bring US Flag to His Grave, Boy Does and Finds Envelope There – Story of the Day

April 16, 2022

Poor Girl Sells Family Heirloom for Grandma’s Operation, Sees It on Her Doorstep Days Later — Story of the Day

February 22, 2022

Bride Doesn’t Want Her Dad in Wheelchair to Walk Her Down the Aisle until She Sees Him on TV — Story of the Day

May 17, 2022

Before Major Surgery Veteran Gives Nurse a Badge Begging to Find and Bring His Best Friend – Story of the Day

May 03, 2022

Widowed Mom Learns Her Son Escapes Home Every Night, He Returns One Day with Bag Full of Cash – Story of the Day

April 11, 2022

Gary Sinise Once Called a Disabled Vet & Father of 2 Struggling With Easy Tasks - He Got a Smart Home Later

February 08, 2022

4 Friends Promise to Meet in 40 Years, 3 Men Show Up and Find Note Saying, 'I'm Not Coming' – Story of the Day

January 31, 2022

Rich Man Arrives at Hotel, Faints as He Sees His Wife Working as a Maid There — Story of the Day

February 26, 2022

Young Man Who Never Knew His Parents Pushes Father Away, Learns about His Will Months Later – Story of the Day

March 10, 2022

Crying Soldier Is Late for Flight, Staff Tenses as Voice Says, ‘Don’t Let Him Get on the Plane!’ – Story of the Day

May 24, 2022