VIDEO: Navy dad surprises kids with story time

Posted at 6:22 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 21:22:03-05

A Navy Sailor surprised his kids at school Tuesday.  

They haven’t seen him in seven months.

Senior Chief Michael Mayerhofer was deployed on USS Anchorage to the Arabian Gulf. He says he missed everyone’s birthday and they missed his.

Tuesday, the Miller Elementary School administration arranged for Mayerhofer’s three school children to be in the library for a special “story time” with their classmates. 

Mayerhofer walked in as the kids were listening to the librarian. 

After the reunion, Senior Chief Mayerhofer sat with his wife and three children and read two stories to the gathered students including "Hero Dad."