Marine surprises younger brother with trip home for Christmas

Posted at 5:43 PM, Dec 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-23 13:46:47-05

YAPHANK, NY (WABC/CNN) - A little boy's Christmas wish came true on Long Island.

Luke Manuella, 8, wanted to see his older brother, a Marine stationed in North Carolina.

Lance Cpl. Daniel Sinkiewicz surprised him at school Friday. He snuck up on his little brother in language class and tapped him on the shoulder.

It took a second for the connection to be made, but once it did, the two shared a long hug.

The brothers had not seen each in six months.

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