GREENVILLE, S.C. -- In the spirit of Veterans Day, NBC Charlotte wanted to put the spotlight on a very special homecoming right here in the Carolinas.

Josh Carroll, an eighth grader at Lead Academy in Greenville has no idea what is about to happen; his mother, however, does.

You see, Josh thinks he is just at another end of the nine weeks awards program, but what he doesn't know is waiting just outside the cafeteria.

His dad, Lieutenant Paul Carroll is home from Afghanistan.

Mom and the school staff planned the whole surprise.

Watch the video to witness this special moment.

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