Bethany Bronson didn't expect to see her husband for another three weeks. Captain Hyrum Bronson had been in Afghanistan for six months, and prior to that he'd partaken in a three-month training program in the U.S. Needless to say, Bethany had long been looking forward to the return of her husband. 

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Within the last few weeks before his return, Bethany took her children to the beach for a nice day of relaxation and sunshine. A family friend came along as well and brought his camera. "What would you say to your daddy if he was here now?" he asks one of the daughters. He poses the same question to mom, but she's interrupted by something in the water before she can answer. From behind, a scuba diver appears and removes his mask. 

"Mrs Bronson, your husband here reporting for duty," he says to his wife, who at first can't believe her eyes. Then tears well in her eyes as her children shout, "Daddy!"

The precious moment has been viewed on YouTube over 13 million times. You can watch it below.