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Father returns from active duty to surprise son during hockey game

Father returns from active duty to surprise son during hockey game
Posted at 10:40 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 18:20:08-05

A young New York Rangers fan thought he was participating in a game during a break during Wednesday's NHL game between the Rangers and Capitals. Instead, he was surprised by his father.

According to the Rangers, Staff Sgt. Ian Buck returned home on Wednesday after a year deployed in Afghanistan. The father ran down the stairs at Madison Square Garden to surprise his son Luke, 10.

The two embraced as the arena cheered the father and son. Players from the Rangers and Capitals also participated by banging their sticks and honoring the father and son.

Watch the video below:

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— NHL (@NHL) November 21, 2019