Here's a tear-jerker: United States Army Captain Keith Robinson delivered the best graduation gift to his daughter—he showed up and surprised her at her college graduation ceremony on May 19 at Columbia University, reports Buzzfeed.

A couple of weeks ago, Keith told his daughter, Ruby Robinson, that he wouldn’t be able to attend her graduation ceremony. However, with a sudden change of plans, he flew more than 14 hours and made it to New York City in time.

When he met Ruby on stage, he held her in a big, warm embrace as the audience broke into applause.

“Congratulations, young lady,” Keith said to his daughter. “I’m so proud of you.”

The tears started flowing, and Ruby said, “I didn’t expect it at all, so I am so happy about it. To have your parents at your graduation is a big thing.”

Watch the video above!