It had been eight months since Boonville native, Zane Clark had been granted a long enough leave from the Marine Corp to make a trip back home. A stretch of time that likely seemed like an eternity for his father, Aaron Clark. Fortunately, that "eternity" came to an end on Saturday when Zane surprised his dad on his birthday with a little help from his family.

Zane's aunt, Shanda Krantz, one of the family members who helped plan the birthday surprise, captured the moment on video and posted it to her Facebook page Saturday morning.

Thank you for your service, Zane! And welcome home!

[Source: Shanda Krantz via Facebook]