Noah and Elijah Ricafrente hadn't seen their father, Joshua, since May. A staff sergeant in the Marines who recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan, Joshua decided to surprise his sons at halftime of this weekend's East Carolina football game.

The boys are playing a halftime contest when the announcer tells them they won a prize pack. And out walks the best prize of all, their father.

"It was priceless, they didn't see me," Joshua Ricafrente said of the stunt. "I was very excited for them."

There has been no shortage of these military family reunions at sporting events in the past year, but just try not getting emotional when you watch this heartwarming scene:

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"My heart just stopped," Noah Ricafrente said. "I didn't know he was coming."

(H/T to Big Lead Sports)

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