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Dancing Dad Falls to the Ground When Navy Officer Daughter Surprises Him at Church

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Who doesn’t love a good surprise, especially the kind of surprise that makes you fall on the floor you’re so blown away from the excitement of it all?

Excitement is precisely what one dad was feeling the moment he received the best surprise in the world: his daughter returning home.



Petty Officer Jadiah Mondy had been serving with the United States Navy, stationed at a base in Japan, according to WAGA-TV. She hadn’t seen her dad, Jerome Mondy, in two years.

Jerome was already dancing for joy at Divine Faith Ministries International in Georgia before he realized his daughter was about to give him an even bigger reason to rejoice.

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A video shared on Facebook by Jadiah’s brother, Isaac Mondy, shows the entire heartwarming ordeal. According to Inside Edition, T&T Creative Media is responsible for capturing the reunion on film.

“We surprised my dad with my sister this morning!” Isaac wrote in his post. “She’s been in Japan for the past two years and came home a week early. He didn’t even know he was shouting with his kids lol!”

Watch as this sweet dad dances between his kids.



At first, Jerome is so focused on moving his feet that he doesn’t realize who’s standing next to him — but when he does, his shock at seeing Jadiah quite literally knocks him off his feet.

“It was a great surprise,” Jerome told Inside Edition. “I grabbed and hugged her. I picked her up. When I did get a chance to talk to her, I said, ‘How you got here?”’

It turns out that Jadiah actually arrived a week earlier than expected, just enough time to make this priceless reaction from her dad a forever memory.

Jadiah wrote on Facebook that surprising Jerome was the “best feeling” and that it was “worth it.” The 24-year-old added, “I love you daddy!”

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Isaac told Inside Edition that he “was surprised and didn’t think [his dad] was going to fall for real.” Jerome did fall, of course, and I don’t blame him one bit!

Do you love military reunion stories? How would you have reacted if you had been in Jerome’s dancing shoes?

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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