Six-year-old Aaron Williams got the surprise of his life when he pulled on Santa’s beard this year–and found his Air Force dad hiding underneath.
Little Aaron had no idea his father was able to get time off from his deployment in South Korea, WSMV reports.
Aaron Williams, 6, had no idea he was about to be one of the main characters in his own Christmas story.
Nicholas Williams was in the back putting on a Santa suit.
“I’m here to surprise my son, who doesn’t know I’m coming home for Christmas,” Nicholas Williams said.
Nicholas had been overseas for eight months, and Aaron had been told he would not be able to make it home for the holidays.
“I told him that wasn’t going to be possible, that he couldn’t leave,” Whitney Williams said. “So he started actually crying when I told him that. He was really upset. I felt like a horrible mother for lying to him like that.”
Aaron’s Lakeview Elementary School kindergarten class thought it was story time. That was when Santa Claus showed up.
Out of all the gifts Aaron could have asked for, he just asked for one: “Daddy.” He got his Christmas wish.