DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The crowd at Fifth Third Field rose for a standing ovation Thursday, but it had nothing to do with baseball.
Instead, it was for a very special homecoming.
"Please direct your attention to the video board as this special family shares with you what it's like to have a deployed loved one."
Standing in the dugout, Michelle Jones and her three boys, ages 8, 6 and 3, watched a video they made last week.
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The kids were told their dad would get to see their message while serving overseas.
The boys weren't expecting their father until later this month.
And while posing for pictures, it took them a moment to realize someone else had joined them on the field.
It didn't take long before they were all in their father's arms.
"Just an amazing experience, it was nice seeing reaction on their faces."
Sergeant Tyler Jones has been overseas since October.
He arrived home two days ago, but says waiting to surprise the kids was well worth it.
"It was an amazing feeling emotionally charged. I don't know how to explain it, once in a lifetime and I really hope they never forget the experience," said Jones, US Air Force.
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