Bailey Stover, a second grader at Meadowlark Elementary School was quite surprised when her dad showed up during a school assembly.
J.J. Stover had been serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, but made a return visit to Kearney on Thursday.
Meadowlark Elementary second graders were told they were having a special presentation on butterflies and moths.
Bailey was in the front row when her dad walked into the classroom and surprised her. To no one’s surprise, she was overjoyed at seeing her father for the first time in several months.
Everyone in the room stood and cheered while welcoming J.J. back home.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney