LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One student was in for a heart-warming surprise at a Louisa County elementary school — and this military moment had tears in the eyes of people around.

U.S. Navy Captain Dawn Wynn made an appearance on Wednesday at Moss-Nuckols Elementary School to surprise her daughter at her first-grade graduation ceremony.

Captain Wynn had been on deployment in Kuwait for the past year and the embrace between a military mother and her daughter encapsulated a positive memory for those in attendance.

“We needed this moment today,” a tweet by Louisa County Public Schools said.