Mom and kids enjoy a swim in the ocean, just then something emerges that has them all screaming

When Bethany Bronson and her four children went swimming in the Pacific Ocean, they were acutely aware there was one person missing from their happy family time: their dad and husband.

They decided to record a message to send to Capt. Hyrum Bronson who had nearly completed his six-month tour in Afghanistan. But their efforts were halted when something suddenly emerged out of the water.

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Bethany and her children were swimming on a beach in Okinawa Island in southern Japan when a family friend suggested the idea to record a video message.

The family friend asked the kids, “What would you say to your daddy if he was here now?”

Daughter Charity said: “I will love him for always.”

“Love you! Miss you!” said Bethany.

“Alright, I’m going to send this to him on Facebook,” said the family friend

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Just then and to the family’s complete surprise a man in military scuba gear surfaced from underwater behind Bethany and her daughter.

To their complete shock, it was daddy! They were blown away, as the U.S. Air Force doctor was supposed to still be serving in Afghanistan, and wasn’t expected to return home for another three weeks.

“Are you freaking kidding me?!” Bethany exclaimed.

Her husband announced: “Mrs. Bronson, your husband’s here reporting for duty.”

An emotional Bethany was speechless, as she shed tears of joy. The kids cried out excitedly, “Daddy, daddy!”

Watch this wonderful moment in the video below. Even the kids join in on the hugs.

Share this wonderful family reunion with your friends and family. It’s sure to warm their hearts and leave them smiling.