07/16/2014 at 07:15 AM EDT
"My stepdad is awesome," Kristin Russell, a captain in the Air Force
, based in California, writes on YouTube. "He coached every softball team I was on and came to every karate tournament," she says, adding that her first memories of him are playing with Barbies and reading to her.
Russell's stepdad, Dave, once owned – and cherished – a 1973 Porsche 914. Dave was saving up to restore the car, but elected to spend the money he'd set aside on his wedding to Kristin's mom. The car languished in their garage for a few years before Dave finally sold it.
Kristin spent the past two years saving money from her deployment, and finally located a Porsche 914, identical to the car Dave sold, in Arizona. (Car insurance company Hagerty
lists the price of this model Porsche at $14,822.)
She traveled 700 miles to buy the car, then had it shipped to Exton, Pennsylvania, and surprised him with it in time for Father's Day.
As she posted with the video, Kristin says, "I'm just happy I could do something nice for a guy who has always done absolutely anything he could for me."
Now, watch the video and check out Dave's reaction.