A 12-year-old student's school day was anything but average on Tuesday.

These stories are always the most heartwarming, especial during the holidays.

New Jersey National Guard Sergeant Lia Cater, who had been deployed overseas for nearly a year, surprised her daughter Hailey Allen at Mullica Township Middle School during an assembly.

Needless to say, it was an emotional moment for both and for everyone watching the reunion.

You can watch Sgt. Cater surprising Hailey below, courtesy of 6abc.com.

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