Soldier surprises his son at school as he returns from a seven-month tour of duty just in time for Christmas
- Damo Archer surprised his son appearing at his school after seven months away
- The little boy can be seen leaping into his father’s arms for a well needed hug
- Teachers at Harrow Gate Primary in County Durham helped plan the surprise
This is the touching moment a soldier surprises his young son at school as he returns home from duty for Christmas.
Damo Archer, couldn’t wait for his young son Nico to finish school before letting him know that he had finally made it home from a seven-month stint away.
With the help of teachers at Harrow Gate Primary Academy in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, the father appears at the door of the year 2 class.
Shocked Nico can’t believe his eyes as his teacher announces ‘He’s come back for Christmas Nico, just for you!’
The little boy can be seen leaping into his father’s arms for a well needed hug while his classmates applaud.
Nico’s mother Laura said the little one had no idea of her husband’s plans to return home early in time for Christmas.
Damo had been away on duty since June and was not due to return until February.
Damo Archer, surprised son Nico at Harrow Gate Primary Academy in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham on Friday, December 13
The surprise was arranged by a number of helpful teachers beforehand to ensure the special reunion went smoothly.
The moment has now gone viral after being posted by Nico’s teacher with the caption: ‘Still not over this. This had us all in tears this afternoon.
‘Merry Christmas to the Archers.’
Nico’s mother Laura said the little one had no idea of her husband’s plans to return home early in time for Christmas