Military father dressed as a mascot surprises his emotional children at school in Big Ridge Elementary
Heart-warming moment, a military father dressed as a mascot surprises his emotional children at school
- A returning soldier surprised his children by dressing up as their school mascot
- Justin Bunch was dressed as Twister the Tiger at a school meeting in the video
- The headmaster invited three of his children and their cousins to the front
- He then removes his helmet and embraces his family as they run towards him
The children of a returning military father were treated to a heart-warming surprise at a school meeting in this video.
The video takes place at Big Ridge Elementary in the US state of Tennessee, where students are gathered for what looked like a regular school meeting.
Tackling the rows of children in the school's gymnasium is school principal Kim Turner.
The returning soldier Justin Bunch  surprised his children by dressing up as a school mascot at a meeting
At the start of the video, she introduces the school's mascot, Twister the Tiger, which flows out of applause from the students.
Without the knowledge of everyone in the audience, the man under the costume is actually the father of six Justin Bunch.
Mr Bunch, who serves in the army, had not seen his family for a long time.
Mr. Bunch pulled the stunt for the students at Big Ridge Elementary in the US state of Tennessee
Mr Bunch removes his helmet to show himself as the man in the Twister the Tiger costume
Ms. Turner then met five members of the Bunch family one by one to come to the front of the meeting.
The heart-warming video ends when the family takes a group photo
Brothers and sisters Brooke, 10, Hayden, 7, Ethan, 5, together with their cousins Mariano, 11 and Vada, 7, are called to the front of the meeting.
Mr. Bunch  gives each of the five children a high-fis when they join him in the middle of the gym.
He then turns around and removes his Tiger helmet, exposing himself to his young children and their cousins.
After a short break, the children hurry to hug Mr. Bunch while the students howl and shout in the background.
His two oldest sons, Chad, 14 and Tyler, 12, also came to hug their father.
The group is then accompanied by Mr Bunch's wife, Kasey, 32, who carries their two-year-old child Ayden, 2.
The heart-warming video ends when the family takes a group photo.
Mr. Bunch is stationed in Fort Stewart, Georgia, with the 526 Engineer Construction Company, 92nd Engineer Battalion, with whom he has been working since 2015.
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