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Soldier surprised daughters right before Christmas

KANSAS -- A soldier who was very determined to make it home to his family for Christmas, spent the night in multiple airports in the course of three days to do it.

It was all a part of Sergeant Stephen Thompson's plan to surprise his daughters.

“It's always the end goal you keep in the back of your mind when you're going through all of the hassle and flying through three different countries to get home to see your wife and kids,” Sgt. Thompson said.

Thompson who's based out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, is in the middle of his fourth deployment in Afghanistan, but he got a two week leave.

Thompson and his wife wanted to make his homecoming special for their girls, so they enlisted the help of Santa.

It was a surprise that 2-year-old Stella and 6-year-old Sophia won't ever forget.