Emotional reunion between Marine and father caught on camera

Posted at 12:04 AM, Jan 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-26 00:04:10-05

SHELBY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — An emotional reunion between a Marine and his father in a Shelbyville Waffle House was captured on video.

Theresa Soergel was eating at the restaurant when she was able to take video of the surprise, and then the long embrace between the pair.

She said she overheard a conversation about what was about to happen so she had her phone ready.

"I love to watch those videos online, so I was grateful I was able to capture it," said Soergel.

We are told Seth LeMaster is a Corporal in the Marines and has been deployed in Japan for about a year and three months. Friday, January 24, was the first time he saw his dad since he left.

Soergel has now posted the video on Facebook with the family's permission and says it's been viewed over 11,000 times.

"It's been very special online too, everyone has been saying it's very heartfelt and they love it," she said.