Military dad surprises daughter at school

Published: Nov. 20, 2014 at 4:37 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2014 at 4:37 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Midlands father was able to give his fourth grade daughter the surprise of a lifetime Wednesday, returning after 9 months in Afghanistan.

Students at Saint Joseph Catholic School in Columbia gathered in the school's gym for the special reveal.

They thought they were there for a ceremony to recognize the top 25 students who performed well in math. But there was an additional reason for the assembly.

Staff Sgt. Joel Spector, disguised as the Piggly Wiggly Pig, revealed his true identity to his daughter, Inara.

Inara said she didn't recognize her dad at first because he had longer hair and he was taller with the Piggly Wiggly feet on.

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