There was an extra special moment at a local elementary school’s holiday performance Wednesday night.
The first graders at Ralph Dunlap Elementary School in Santa Maria put on a show for their families.
One of the young performers got a big surprise when she was reunited with her dad, Air Force Technical Sgt. Manual Amaya, who has spent the past year serving overseas.
Big hugs for the whole family followed!
Watch the whole reunion below:
Our 1st graders had their Christmas performance tonight, and I’m not gonna lie, they crushed it. But the highlight had to be welcoming home Technical Sergeant, Manual Amaya after a year of deployment overseas. #DunlapDoesAwesome #WeAreOrcutt @KSBY @KCOY pic.twitter.com/HrSbIpdeqV
— Joe Schmidt (@RD_Principal) December 20, 2018