Navy Dad Reunites With Daughter After First Time Apart

A three-year-old girl who had never been apart from her father before couldn’t hide her excitement when he returned from Navy basic training and A School after three months to surprise her. It was the longest period Tuyen Nguyen, 30, had ever been away from his daughter, Lianne, who adores her father and thinks of him as her best friend. In the emotional video, shot by Lianne's mom, Kim Pham, 32, the three-year-old is initially seen sitting on her family's couch in Houston, Texas. Lianne was expecting a gift that day, and when the doorbell rang, she headed over to see who it was. There, she found Tuyen, dressed in full naval attire. At that point, Lianne couldn’t hide her joy at the familiar face staring back at her, heading over to her father for a long-awaited hug. The moment took place on December 16, and in the build-up to Christmas, Kim said all Lianne had wanted was for her father to return home.