Get ready for your heart to melt! This Army dad surprised his nine-year-old daughter at a spelling bee in Boca Raton, FL after a 10-month tour of duty that separated him from his family, ‘Today‘ reports.

Skylar Johnson was asked to spell the word “sergeant” during an elementary school spelling competition. And once she did so successfully, her father, who had just returned from Iraq, stepped from behind a curtain.

Watch the emotional reunion below:

[Today]