Soldier surprises 76ers dancer girlfriend by showing up at game

Sgt. Elliott Burgos was stationed in Kuwait

PHILADELPHIA – A soldier who had served nearly a year in Kuwait surprised his girlfriend, a Philadelphia 76ers dancer, by showing up during a game.

After the first quarter of Saturday's Pistons-Sixers game, a message from troops in Kuwait played inside the Wells Fargo Center.

The last message showed Sgt. Elliott Burgos overseas; however, he wasn't overseas anymore.

He was waiting in the wing to surprise his girlfriend Angela Destasio, who sprinted across the court and jump into his arms as soon as she heard the news.
 


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