Kids Run Through Class When Military Dad Returns Home After Months Away

A pair of young siblings ran through a classroom in complete shock when their father returned home after eight months serving in Africa with the U.S. Air Force to surprise them. Having landed in Portland, Maine, Kyle O'Connell, 32, a master sergeant, headed straight to his four-year-old son Knox's school, where he surprised the youngster and his sister, Ellody, aged two. As soon as Knox saw his dad on February 8, he immediately yelled out "Daddy! Daddy!" before running through the classroom for a big hug. Then, it was Ellody's turn: she was brought out and was clearly caught off guard, almost on the verge of tears before heading into her father's arms.
Release Status:
TV & Digital
Location: Portland, Maine, USA
  • Date Acquired03-08-2023
  • Date Filmed02-08-2023
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Kids Run Through Class When Military Dad Returns Home After Months Away


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