A little girl missed her dad, who was on deployment in Afghanistan. While visiting Disneyland, she wished, together with Snow White, for her daddy to come home. And surprisingly enough, her dream came true!
Disneyland is meant to be that magical place where dreams come true. This motto was something truly tangible and real for 4-year-old Alyssa Brown, back in 2013.
Her dad, Marine 1st Lt. Scott Brown, was deployed to Afghanistan with the Marine Corps, and all she really wanted was for her dad to come home. Needless to say, her younger brother, Liam, was missing dad too.
“Alyssa was just having a really hard time coping with Scott being gone,” Jennifer Brown, Alyssa’s mother, told ABC News.
“She loves Disneyland and that’s the last place we had a family get together before Scott left on his deployment. That’s why I picked that as the place to reunite.”
Jennifer had a great idea for dad’s entrance to be spectacular, and thanks to Snow White, it got even better.
She said: “I thought I’d just take Alyssa up to the well and throw in a coin and Scott would appear and that would be fabulous. But on the day we arrived, Snow White was actually there greeting guests. They asked her if she could please stay just a little bit longer, so we had to hurry to book it through to make it in the nick of time.”
Alyssa, who had not seen her father for seven months, came close to the well together with Snow White and made her wish: “I wish … I wish for my daddy to come home.”
And then … her wish came true—Alyssa’s dad “magically” appeared in front of her eyes! Her reaction is priceless, and one can feel the little girl’s emotions by watching the video from this beautiful encounter. She quickly ran into daddy’s arms and gave him a big hug.
Despite everything all being arranged beforehand, the girl’s mother wasn’t sure everything would go so smoothly.
“When she told Snow White her wish was for daddy to come home, that surprised my mom and I, because I thought she’d ask for candy or something. So it was just perfect,” she said.
Jennifer shared on YouTube how later, Alyssa enjoyed the fact that her dream came true: “Since the reunion earlier today, Alyssa has been sticking right to Scott’s side and every few minutes kept saying, ‘I missed you Daddy.’ Later that night, as Scott tucked Alyssa into bed, she put both hands on the side of his face and said, ‘Daddy, my wish came true.’”