Engineering school graduate Ruby Robinson got the surprise of a lifetime on a day when she thought her dad would miss one of her proudest moments.

U.S. Army Reserve Captain Keith Robinson wasn’t expected home from Afghanistan yet, but his commanding officer made a last minute effort to get him home to see his daughter graduate from Columbia University.

The Ivy League school recorded a video about the surprise, which is spreading across the internet and mainstream, media.

Robinson gets to keep her dad in the country for two weeks before he has to head back to Afghanistan, where he will stay until this fall.

Enjoy the sweet (and tear-jerking) video above…

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