An Irish soldier stationed in Lebanon returned home to Ireland to surprise his 8-year-old daughter. The special reunion was captured on cell phone video and posted to Facebook.
Daniel Downey is a member of the Irish Army based in Lebanon. His 8-year-old daughter Danni had not seen her father for several months, reported The Independent.
Downey interrupted his daughter’s dance class for a reunion to remember.
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Danni’s aunt said the family spent more than four months planning the special reunion, The Indepedent added.
According to the Irish Army, more than 300 Irish personnel are currently serving the UNIFIL mission in Lebanon.
“The UNIFIL mission ‘Monitor, Support and Assist’ involves extensive mobile patrolling throughout the Irish area of operations, including ground-holding, monitoring the Blue Line and humanitarian operations,” their website said.