Christmas came early for an East Tennessee family. It's been nearly six months since Tyler Kersey has seen his wife and three young daughters.
For the last four years, the sailor has been serving in the Navy, based out of Norfolk, Virginia. But on Monday, he came home for good.
One of the first things they did as a family was get their picture taken with Santa at the Bass Pro Shop in Sevier County.
"It honestly melts my heart to have all my girls for Christmas," said Kersey. "It was all emotion; there's nothing that you can really explain into words."
Now that he is back home for good, Tyler plans to go back to school and get a degree in electrical engineering.