Soldier surprises daughter at Tampa Bay Rays game

Krista Hostetler

Soldier surprises daughter at Tampa Bay Rays game

CREATED May. 18, 2013

Tampa Bay, FL (KTNV) -- A little girl in Tampa Bay got the surprise of a lifetime.

9-year-old Alayna Davis threw out the first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays game this week.

Her father had been away in Afghanistan for a year. He recorded a video message for her that played before the game.

Then Alayna went to throw out the first pitch, and right after, the surprise came. Her dad had put on the catcher's equipment for her pitch.

The dad took off the catcher's mask, Alayna saw him and sprinted to home plate to hug her dad.

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