Girl, 12, surprised at dolphin show by military dad home from deployment

PHOTO: Capt. Josh Flury returned home from a 9-month deployment and surprised his 12-year-old daughter, Kristi, at Chicagos Brookfield Zoo.PlayChicago Zoological Society
WATCH Girl, 12, surprised at dolphin show by military dad

Kristi Flury, 12, thought she was on a mom-daughter date Thursday at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo when she and her mom sat down to watch the zoo’s dolphin show.

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When Kristi, of Sycamore, Illinois, was chosen to participate in the show, it became a dream fulfilled.

Kristi’s dad, Josh Flury, a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, surprised her after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.

PHOTO: Capt. Josh Flury returned home from a 9-month deployment and surprised his 12-year-old daughter, Kristi, at Chicagos Brookfield Zoo.Chicago Zoological Society
Capt. Josh Flury returned home from a 9-month deployment and surprised his 12-year-old daughter, Kristi, at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo.

PHOTO: Capt. Josh Flury returned home from a 9-month deployment and surprised his 12-year-old daughter, Kristi, at Chicagos Brookfield Zoo.Chicago Zoological Society
Capt. Josh Flury returned home from a 9-month deployment and surprised his 12-year-old daughter, Kristi, at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo.

“My favorite moment was seeing him come out and just seeing him home,” said Kristi, who sprinted to greet her dad after enduring his second deployment.

She added, “I’m excited to catch him up on how things have been going here and show him all the cool things I’ve learned and just welcome home.”

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