TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — A fourth grader at Lawndale Elementary in Tupelo got a pleasant surprise Wednesday while at school.
Corbin Otts watched along with his classmates as his dad, Michael Otts, showed up after serving ten months of overseas duty in Kuwait with the Mississippi Army National Guard.
The Otts family outside of Lawndale Elementary School on May 19, 2021. (Craig Ford)
Corbin first waved when his dad walked into the room. But moments later, the boy got up and walked to his father where the two hugged.
The two of them were not alone for this special reunion.
Also on hand was Colton's mom, Sarah, who is an assistant teacher at Parkway Elementary, and his brother, Kolton, who attends the Early Childhood Education Center.