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Military dad surprises daughter for Christmas

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One young girl wanted only one thing for Christmas - for her dad to come home from Afghanistan. She got that wish, four days early.

Emma Barnes said that she asked Santa for only one thing this year. She wanted to be with her dad who was deployed to Afghanistan in March.

Staff Sgt. Paul Barnes showed up to Emma's school Friday at St. Dominic Catholic School in Mobile, Ala.

Emma said she's happy that Santa could grant her wish.

"I asked him, the only thing I wanted for Christmas was my dad, and then I got him," she said.

Sgt. Barnes said he's glad he could make it home for the holidays.

"It was just good fortune that we were able to be at this time," he said. "I'm happy to be home for the holidays."

Sgt. Barnes will be home for the next nine days.

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