Girl Wakes Up From Nap To Discover Soldier Dad Has Returned From Deployment

A six-year-old girl received a surprise when she awoke from her nap in the back of her mom’s car to discover her soldier dad had returned home from deployment. Viewers on social media joked that young Amelia Hornback was "buffering" as her father, Zachary, a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army, removed her headphones and she slowly came to. Zachary, 29, whose family live in Savannah, Georgia, had not seen Amelia for four months before the surprise took place on May 22. The staff sergeant had been deployed to Kosovo in February 2022, which saw him return to base in Washington State in November of that year.
No Talent Releases on file but may not be required. Inquire for more information
Location: USA, Georgia, USA
  • Date Acquired06-01-2023
  • Date Filmed05-22-2023
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Girl Wakes Up From Nap To Discover Soldier Dad Has Returned From Deployment


Dad Can't Believe His Eyes As Daughter He Hasn't Seen In 18 Months Walks Through Door

Dad Can't Stop Crying Happy Tears As Daughter Surprises Him after 3 Years

Military Dad Surprises Daughter at Graduation

Dad Travels 15 Hours To Surprise Daughter During Basketball Game

Daughter Surprises Biological Dad After More Than 20 Years Apart

Military Daughter Surprises Dad On Birthday By Jumping Out Of Present

Dad Stops Someone "Stealing" His Truck, Discovers Son He's Not Seen In 10 Years

Daughter Returns To Guatemala To Surprise Dad After Seven Years

Dad With Dementia Surprised With News That He's Set To Become A Grandpa

Military Dad Surprises Son In Dentist Chair

Dad Cries When All Of His Daughters Are In The Same Place For 10 Years

Dad Surprises Son On Graduation After Five Years

Best Friend Surprised From Trunk Of Car

Son Reunites With Dad After He Beats Cancer

Dad Surprised With Dream Car He Was Forced To Sell To Support Family

Girl Surprised At New College By Dad

Dad Cries When Surprised With Dream 1966 Corvette That He Always Wanted

Soldier Surprises Cousin While He's Fixing Car

Mom Reunited With 'Miracle' Daughter After COVID-19 Recovery

Mom Who Lives Across Border Reunites With Daughter For Birthday

Man Surprised By Biological Grandpa He's Never Met On Birthday

Woman Meets Biological Dad and Sister For The First Time

Military Dad Surprises Daughter Who Thinks She's Picking Up Family Friend

Mom Falls Back As Daughter Surprises Her After 2 Years On Birthday

Navy Dad Reunites With Daughter After First Time Apart

Military Boyfriend Surprised With New Apartment When Returning From Deployment

Military Daughter Surprises Healthcare Worker Mom

Kids Discover Military Dad's Backpack For Surprise Reunion

Man Reunites With Father He Thought Was Dead After Sibling Tracks Him Down Through Facebook