Chicago, IL - Sisters 11-year-old Jorja Coleman and 6-year-old Nataja Howse, take in all the action at the Brookfield Zoo's Dolphin Show.
Both are asked to become part of the act.
What these little girls don't know is a big surprise is in store for them.
Both Nataja and Jorja run into the waiting arms of their father, Sgt. Keith Howse of the United States Army.
"It was kind of hard to grasp the moment. I was just intently focused on their faces and just getting them them. It was probably one of the most memorable moments of my life."
Sgt. Howse is seeinig his wife and daughters for the first time in eight months. He just returned from Afghanistan for a two week stay.
Their mother, Aja Moores, spent a week and a half setting up this special day.
Sgt. Howse says he'll be attending his brother's wedding this weekend. He says his only other plan is to spend every waking moment with his daughters.
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