Santa helps soldier surprise daughter after 9-month deployment

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Sitting on Santa’s lap is a Christmas tradition, but the event was extra special for one family in Clarksville, Tennessee recently as St. Nick helped a soldier stationed at Fort Campbell surprise his daughter after he returned from a 9-month deployment.

After Santa spends some time with the girl, he stands up and asks her to close her eyes, setting up the surprise homecoming. See the video above for the heartwarming footage, which is courtesy Clarksvillenow on YouTube.