Soldier poses as Santa to surprise his kids at school; heartwarming reunion caught on camera

Posted at 3:45 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 17:45:22-05

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah — Students at Riverview Elementary School in Saratoga Springs gave a standing ovation to a soldier who posed as Santa during a school assembly in order to surprise his children–who were seeing him for the first time since he left for an overseas deployment.

According to a Facebook post from the Riverview PTA, Sergeant Lambert has been deployed in Afghanistan, and recently he returned home and surprised his children. After Lambert’s kids are called up to the front, he sheds his Christmas disguise to the delight of his children. Several hugs later, and the students began to stand and clap for the family reunion and the soldier’s service.