3 Year-Old Girl Ignores Military Protocol, Interrupts Homecoming Ceremony To Hug Her Daddy

October 8, 2015

A video of a young girl running to her father during a homecoming ceremony for the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team has melted the hearts of millions of Facebook users.

Little girl runs to dad

Best video of the day! A little girl couldn't wait for a homecoming ceremony to end at Fort Carson before she ran to her Daddy! KKTV photojournalist Pedro Laumbach captured this awesome moment. We know you'll "like" it as much as we do in our newsroom. http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/homecoming-331034542.html

Posted by KKTV 11 News on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The three year-old, wearing sparkling gold boots and a US-flag inspired dress, couldn't wait for the ceremony to be over to hug her father, Lt. Daniel Ogelsby, in Fort Carson, Colorado, who had just returned from Southwest Asia.

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Photo: Samantha Halchak / Halchak Photography

"That's the toughest part of the entire job is to be away from the family," Ogelsby told Today. "Having that reunion, it doesn't make up for the lost time, but it's definitely a sweet moment to finally be able to see them and embrace them again."

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