Just days before her third birthday, Karis Oglesby was in for a special treat when her dad, Lieutenant Daniel Ogelsby, returned home to Colorado after eight months of deployment in Southwest Asia. When the little girl spotted her dad during the military homecoming ceremony on Tuesday, she "couldn't contain herself" and dashed toward him to greet him with a hug.
Though he was posed in formation, Daniel briefly broke out to accept the embrace and send Karis back to her mom and sister.
KKTV 11 News captured the special moment and shared the video clip on Facebook, where it has been viewed over 2 million times.
"Discipline is important, but some moments are too important to pass up," wrote viewer in the Facebook comments.
Little girl runs to dadBest video of the day! A little girl couldn't wait for a homecoming ceremony to end at Fort Carson before she ran to her Daddy! KKTV photojournalist Pedro Laumbach captured this awesome moment. We know you'll "like" it as much as we do in our newsroom. http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/homecoming-331034542.html
Posted by KKTV 11 News on Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Credit: Caroline Bologna
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