Good News: Airman Surprises Daughter At Graduation


A high school senior who cried on her way to graduation because her father, a deployed member of the U.S. Air Force, would not be there, got the surprise of her life after receiving her diploma.  Taylor had no idea what to expect Sunday when the principal of Grand Forks Central High School called her back up to the stage at the end of graduation.  In the audience, her mother, Paige, says she was a little upset that the principal would call out her daughter, whom everyone knew was upset that her father was missing another one of her senior year moments since being deployed to Cuba in January.  Watching it all from the audience with the Crafton family was a cardboard cut-out of Taylor’s dad, Chief Master Sergeant Chris Crafton, which Taylor had named “Flat Daddy” and carried with her to prom and other senior year milestones.  At this milestone, however, “Flat Daddy” was put aside when Sgt. Crafton himself rushed onto the graduation stage to surprise his daughter.  Grab the tissues and watch this video here.