As part of a Tampa Bay Lightning "pump-up the crowd" moment, the organization had two season-ticket holders down at ice level to get some energy going.
Little did they know that there was a huge surprise in store for them.
Bill and Michelle Landi were surprised by their son Alex, a Navy FMF Corpsman, had been in Afghanistan for 9 months, and this was the first time the family was reunited.
A very classy act by the Lightning organization.
Tampa taking down the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 7-1 was just the cherry on top.
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