LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Hutchinson Middle School performed Aladdin on Friday, with an added special surprise for two of the students.
After rubbing the Genie's bottle, Zander and Aspen Zesiger saw their dad appear from behind the curtain. Bryan Zesiger, who has been deployed in Mali, Africa this past year, hugged his kids as they ran into his arms.
Bryan Zesiger says that although he gets to Facetime with his kids from time to time, it's the little moments that he misses the most.
"In Africa, the communication is not the best. They've both grown three to four inches I think. That's the change. My son's voice has changed a little. Those are the things you miss. It's not the big stuff, it's the day to day stuff that you start to miss."