By Matt McGregor
Staff Writer 

Father, Son Brought Together


Last updated 4/15/2019 at 4:05pm

Matt McGregor

Austen Taylor gives his father, Seth, a huge hug Friday. The 10 year old hadn't seen his father in a year.

Austen Taylor, a fourth-grade student at Pisgah Forest Elementary School, hadn't seen his father, Seth, in a year.

Seth, who is from Raleigh and had been serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, surprised his 10-year-old son on Friday at the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department, where the school presents its quarterly achievement awards for students.

Austen had been strategically placed in the front row by staff, so that he could have a view of the gym's entrance when his father walked through the door.

When Seth appeared, Austen saw, and then recognized him before runn...

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