Two sisters thought they were just visiting Santa Claus at their Texas high school when they recently got the surprise of a lifetime and saw their military father for the first time in 10 months.
Video shows Vasquez fully dressed in Santa garb and acting the part as his two young daughters disclosed their holiday wish list. After the girls said they hoped to see their father again soon, Vasquez unveiled himself to the delight of his daughters and onlookers.
“I thought I was dreaming and I was really happy,” Vasquez’s daughter Kyra told CNN.
Vasquez said, “It’s definitely had its toll being in the military, being away from family. But, you know, having a close family like ours and good friends, I mean, it makes it all worth it in the end,” he said.