It seems like just another day at the dojo for Amelia Messenger, on January 23, as she practises her craft at the Martial Arts and More Centre, in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Unfazed by the huge turtle lurking behind her, Amelia remains focused on the class at hand, until sensei James Wright pulls the mysterious creature to the front of the room, insisting that someone may recognise the man beneath the costume.
Amelia Messenger was practicing Martial Arts
Amelia was super excited
Initially, the third-grader can't believe her eyes as she sees father Oscar standing before her and continues to stand frozen to the spot before running towards him, screaming "Daddy" and jumping into his arms.
James said: "Amelia was super excited.
Amelia focused on the class as the huge turtle walked in
"She's such a good pupil that she didn't know whether she was allowed to run up to her dad or not during class.
"Amelia's mum, Victoria, came to me minutes before the class saying her Dad was on his way to surprise her.
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Initially the third-grader can't believe her eyes
"I remembered I had a Ninja Turtle costume stored somewhere, and just like that we hatched a plan.
"It was a wonderful moment for all to witness, there were plenty of happy tears in the room."
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