The South Carolina-Georgia  football game this past weekend was one of the most anticipated of the season, but the SEC match-up has gained attention for reasons other than the play on the field. A video of the unexpected reunion Sgt. 1st Class Scott Faile staged with his family at Williams Brice Stadium has gone viral.

The idea came from Faile, who had spent the last 12 months stationed in South Korea. A big South Carolina fan, Faile had long been planning to surprise his family at the game, and worked with the university to make it happen, according to CBS affiliate WLTX. He told his family he entered them to win a military appreciation day, and when they were being honored on the field he came out of the tunnel to their complete surprise.

"I knew how good it was going to get them. I mean I like playing jokes on my kids a lot. But I really didn't expect it to do all this," Scott told the news channel.

Since it happened on Saturday, the reunion has been viewed more than 875,000 times on YouTube.