Homecomings can be very emotional—especially military ones. Not knowing when, or if, your loved one is coming back makes reunions that much more beautiful.
The soldier in this video below wanted to keep his return a secret to surprise his mother.
As he approached his home, he saw his neighbor and asked her to help with the surprise. The neighbor rang his doorbell and told his mother to come outside.
Witnessing his mom’s reaction at the 1:54 mark, viewers can’t help but smile. Her shock and happiness are obvious.
“How did you do that? I thought you weren’t coming home until August,” the mom said.
He replied with a laugh, “Yeah, something like that.”
What’s even cuter is when a younger relative comes outside and greets the soldier.