U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Harris had just ended a 9-month deployment from USS Barry in Norfolk, Va and was embraced by the sweetest and tiniest arms that have ever held him–his new daughter’s.

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“I’ve waited my whole life to meet my daddy,” a beautiful and bold sign held by the mother of Harris’ beautiful daughter. This is the first time Harris has met his daughter. This is the definition of a sweet embrace. Allow this photo to brighten your day.

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