Toddler Hugs Military Dad For First Time In Eight Months After Deployment

A toddler couldn’t hide her emotions when she was reunited with her military dad after eight months apart. Lola Dowdy, aged two, was a lot smaller when her dad Dawson Dowdy of the United States Navy last saw her. Dawson, from Virginia, had spent the previous eight months on deployment overseas, which was extremely tough according to his wife, Emily, because of the time difference. So ahead of him retuning home, Lola was extremely excited, and as she waited at the naval station airport while each person came through the doors on March 19 her anticipation grew. Then, when her father came into the room and lifted her up for a long-awaited hug, the moment got too much for the youngster – looking into her father's eyes, she welled up with tears of joy.