2-year-old girl interrupts military homecoming ceremony to hug dad

FORT CARSON, Colo. (KABC) -- A 2-year-old girl just couldn't wait to hug her dad whom she hadn't seen in over eight months.

Karis Oglesby saw her dad, 1st Lt. Daniel Oglesby, in formation during the middle of a homecoming ceremony in Colorado Tuesday, so she broke away from the crowd to give him a big hug.

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In the video, Karis is seen running across the gymnasium in sparkling gold boots. Her dad bent down and gave her a big hug before telling her to go back to her seat alongside her mom.

"I wasn't worried about maintaining the integrity of the formation," Oglesby told ABC News. "The homecoming ceremony is all about our families who've had to sacrifice eight, almost nine, months without their loved ones. I was so happy to see my awesome little girl."



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Oglesby is one of 300 soldiers from Fort Carson who just returned from Southwest Asia.

ABC News contributed to this report.
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