Must see: Sailor returns home, surprises 8-year-old North Carolina son

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CONOVER, N.C. — Check out this adorable video of a Navy sailor returning home to North Carolina to surprise his 8-year-old son.

WSOC reported that Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Cline showed up at a Conover elementary school on Friday to give his son Ayden a big surprise.

Cline’s wife Stephanie and Ayden moved from San Diego to Conover to be closer to family during his deployment.

Stephanie said the deployment has been hard on Ayden. He had to say goodbye to his father for 10 months, move away from his friends and start at a new school.

The sailor said the surprise has been “a long time coming” and something he’s been “dreaming of for months.”