U.S. Navy Lt. Eric Turner’s first priority when returning home from his deployment in the Middle East was his family.

Three hours after he touched down in San Diego, he went to surprise his wife. She wasn’t expecting him, he said then chuckled mischievously to KGTV. He added:

“She thinks I’m on medical hold or something like that. I hope she’s not mad!”

Turner’s wife of 10 years, Beckie Turner is a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld, where hundreds of people crowd the stadium to watch her show, “Dolphin Days.” Little did she know that someone extra special was in the audience that day.

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When Beckie emerged from the water after her show, she spotted her grinning husband barreling down the stairs with open arms. The couple embraced tightly as Eric comforted his tearful wife, saying, “I’m home, baby, I’m home.”

Check out the heartwarming footage below!

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