She talked about her father, who had been in Dubai the last four months and had yet to meet Bianca, his 2-month-old daughter, WCBS reported.
"My dad is a veteran that he does so hard and that I miss him a lot and that he helps our country," Brooke said.
That’s when Reyes, 35, appeared in the gym, and Brooke’s reaction was priceless.
"I held her, and I just started crying," Reyes told reporters. "My words, my emotions, everything -- everything was just gone. I was just crying."
Reyes has served two tours of duty overseas but will be home with his family for at least the next two years, WCBS reported.
Brooke said she has big plans for her dad, WABC reported.
"Get home and eat and play with him," she told WCBS.