Soldier surprises sister at school for the holidays

Soldier surprises sibling

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Northern Kentucky kindergartner got the surprise of her life when her soldier brother came home for the holidays.

Lilly May Borchers thought she was just going to hear a Christmas story with her class. Little did she know that her brother, Bubba, was there to surprise her.

“So I walk out and that was really it. She was just right there. She was shocked. She was happy to see me," Chris “Bubba” Borchers said.

“Bubba just walked out... and he was just there. I cried. It was happy tears since he came home because I didn’t even know he was coming home. It was a surprise," Lilly said.

This is Chris' first trip home since he left in July for military intelligence training in Arizona.

“I said ‘I love you, Bubba. I’m so excited to have you here again,’" Lilly said.

Returning soldier surprises sister for the holidays

Lilly said she plans on spending time with and playing with her brother while he’s home and calls this the best Christmas gift ever.

“It’s not all about presents. It’s about family. How you get to spend time with your family. You don’t need to have presents to have joy. You need family to have joy and happiness," she said.

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