A heart warming surprise reunion between a long-deployed military mother and her graduating daughter.
Girl's Christmas Wish Comes True
A schoolgirl who wished for her soldier father to come home for Christmas saw her dream come true when he surprised her at Santa's grotto. Summer North, four, told Father Christmas she missed her father Darren, who has been serving with the 2 Yorkshire Regiment in Cyprus since October. Santa then asked her 'Who is this?' and Corporal North, 27, walked into the grotto to the astonishment of his elder daughter, who flew into his arms. 'Summer has been going on about her dad coming home for a while now and so I thought it would be great to arrange this.' Mrs North contacted staff at Kirkleatham Museum in Redcar, where she was planning to take her daughters to see Father Christmas, and they were happy to help with the surprise on Saturday.