courtesy: U.S. Department of Defense
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- It's one of those photos that makes you go "awww!"
Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Defense released a photo of a father meeting his baby daughter for the first time.
According to the DOD, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Harris met her during a homecoming celebration for the USS Barry in Norfolk, Va. on Friday. In the photo, a woman holds a sign reading "I've waited all my life to meet you Daddy."
Barry is a cryptologic technician, according to the DOD, and just completed a nine-month deployment.