NEWPORT, Tenn. (WVLT)-- It was a surprise reunion for 7 year olds; Joseph and Jesse who have been waiting to see their father since he was deployed.
The brothers thought they won a school contest, only to find out they won more than just some balloons.
Their father surprised his sons with the whole school watching him run down the hallway to embrace his boys!
Matthew Johnson is an E5 in the Navy. He has done 7 deployments including Japan, Spain, Iraq, Andros Island Bahamas, Afghanistan and Germany.
"I am so happy to be home. I have missed so much of my boys life that being here with them now is more than I could ever ask for." said Johnson
The whole family was there and left school headed to Gatlinburg for a weekend of fun with plenty of memories.