11/28/2011 12:09 pm ET | Updated Nov 29, 2011

Soldier Dad Surprises Daughter At School After Returning From Afghanistan Deployment (VIDEO)

A little girl's seemingly ordinary day at school quickly turned memorable when her father made a surprise return from his deployment in Afghanistan. In this recent YouTube video, Alexis' father sneaks into her classroom as she is reading aloud to her peers prompting a heartwarming reunion in front of her class.

Alexis seems not to believe her eyes when she first spots her father across the room. But it's only a split-second before her face erupts with tears of joy and she runs into her father's arms.

Watch the reunion for yourself in the video above, and be sure to listen to the adorable responses from her classmates in the background. The other students in the room do eventually realize the significance of the reunion, but not before one little boy exclaims, "She's crying?"

Can't get enough of surprise homecomings? Watch the reaction of this other little girl after her military father surprises her at a spelling bee.

(Via BuzzFeed)