Life can be hard for military families, mothers especially, as they wait, sometimes for stretches of over 18 months until they’re able to see their children again.
So when it does happen, it’s a big deal.
This video shows a soldier coming home unexpectedly to surprise his mother.
At first, she says a simple hello, but once it finally hits her that her son is home, she freaks out.
Watch to see how she reacts.