As Americans, we love to the hear stories and watch the videos of our service members coming home and surprising their families at the most unexpected times, especially during the holiday season.
Whether a troop shocks their son or daughter with a school visit, surprises their family by taking the field a professional sporting event, or simply shows up, unexpected, at a social gathering — the specifics don't matter so long as we get to watch the joy spread.
This Marine returns home from deployment and is greeted by his family. (Source: II MEF)
This Marine corporal decided to surprise his family by showing up for a reunion in his well-pressed uniform.
His whole family lights up with complete joy, but his mother is elated into borderline-shock, as she hasn't seen her baby boy in two years.
Check out Daily Picks and Flicks' video below to see this U.S. Marine surprise his loving mom at a family union and try not to tear up — we dare you.