Girl Wakes Up From Nap To Discover Soldier Dad Has Returned From Deployment

A six-year-old girl received a surprise when she awoke from her nap in the back of her mom’s car to discover her soldier dad had returned home from deployment. Viewers on social media joked that young Amelia Hornback was "buffering" as her father, Zachary, a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army, removed her headphones and she slowly came to. Zachary, 29, whose family live in Savannah, Georgia, had not seen Amelia for four months before the surprise took place on May 22. The staff sergeant had been deployed to Kosovo in February 2022, which saw him return to base in Washington State in November of that year.