Airman surprises son with return home for the holidays

MT. JULIET, Tennessee (WSMV) – Six-year-old Aaron Williams had no idea he was about to be one of the main characters in his own Christmas story when he went to school in Mount Juliet, Tennessee Tuesday.

“I couldn’t ask for anything more than to be home for Christmas,” Air Force Senior Airman Nicholas Williams said.

Aaron Williams, 6, had no idea he was about to be one of the main characters in his own Christmas story.

Nicholas Williams was in the back putting on a Santa suit.

“I’m here to surprise my son, who doesn’t know I’m coming home for Christmas,” Nicholas Williams said.

Nicholas Williams just wrapped up eight months of a year-long tour of duty in South Korea. He received a 28-day pass home.

His wife, Whitney Williams, played along with the surprise. She told a little fib in order to keep the secret about her husband coming home for Christmas.

“I told him that wasn’t going to be possible, that he couldn’t leave,” Whitney Williams said. “So he started actually crying when I told him that. He was really upset. I felt like a horrible mother for lying to him like that.”

Aaron’s Lakeview Elementary School kindergarten class thought it was story time. That was when Santa Claus showed up.

Out of all the gifts Aaron could have asked for, he just asked for one: “daddy.” He got his Christmas wish.

Nicholas Williams will finish his tour of duty in South Korea in May of next year.

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