ABILENE, Texas – Hundreds of family and friends got to see a very special reunion as a soldier surprised his son during a high school graduation ceremony.
Kenneth Lindsey, who has been serving in Afghanistan, secretly flew in to surprise his son, Kenneth Lindsey Jr., as he walked across the stage.
The son thought he was only going to get to talk to his father on a live video feed, and was shocked to see him in person.
“Is that really him? That can’t be him, after I got a good glance, I said ‘Man, he made it.’ That was my first thought, he made it.” the son said.
Kenneth’s mother is a faculty member at the high school and she helped orchestrate the reunion. After graduation, Kenneth Lindsey Jr. says he wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and also join the military.