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WATCH: Philadelphia 76ers Dancer Reunites With Her Veteran Boyfriend After 11-Month Deployment

A Philadelphia 76ers dancer got the surprise of her life during their game against the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.

Sergeant Elliot Burgos returned home to Philadelphia after an 11-month deployment in Kuwait on Monday and took his longtime girlfriend completely by surprise when he showed up on the court.

The 76ers teased Sergeant Burgos return with a video made to seem like he was still overseas. After playing the video clip on the big screen, Burgos walked out onto the court with a bouquet of flowers and mascot “Franklin the Dog.”

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The rookie dancer named Angela couldn’t believe it at first, but immediately rushed down the court and jumped into the veteran’s arms at mid-court to welcome him home.

Clearly she was happy to have him back in her arms after spending nearly a year apart from one another.

Aside from the touching moment at center court, it was a rough night to be a Sixers fan. Suns star player Devin Booker torched them for 46 points to lead his team over Philadelphia to a 115-101 victory.