WATCH: Military officer’s emotional return to family at Florida game
It was a great night for Florida fans, as their 25th-ranked Gators crushed No. 3 Ole Miss 38-10, thanks in large part to freshman quarterback Will Grier’s career-high four-touchdown performance.
But one family’s joy went well beyond the results of the football field on Saturday, as Chief Warrant Officer Kristian Denkins made a surprise return to his wife and their four children at The Swamp.
According to a tweet from ESPN, Officer Denkins latest deployment to Afghanistan was his fifth tour of duty for his country.
Watch the emotional moment unfold in the video below. You’ll be glad you did.