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MILWAUKEE (WITI) – High school graduation can be an emotional moment for teenagers but one Milwaukee student got the shock of her life when she walked on stage.

“I’m excited, a little nervous,” Kayla Brewer said.

It was a day Brewer expected to share with just her mom, since her big brother was stationed in Japan.

Little did she know, Dawson was on leave from the Air Force and decided to surprise his little sister on her big day.

“I told her purposely, like, ‘Hey, I couldn’t take leave,” he said.

According to WITI, the two hadn’t seen each other in nearly a year.

“Just, like, a last present for her before she’s going away for college to let her know she’s special,” Dawson said.