An Air Force Master Sergeant who has been deployed in Korea for six months helped plan an elaborate surprise for her children, with the help of their school.
Master Sgt. Kathleen, who did not wish to disclose her last name, wanted to surprise her two sons by popping into their classes at their Maryland elementary school when she returned. But, Quarterfield Elementary School John Birus had a better idea, WBAL reported.
Before the reunion, Kathleen told WBAL that she was “so excited” to see her sons.
“I’m so excited, I can’t even put it into words,” she said. “It’s a long time to be away from them.”
As part of the ruse, students filed into the school’s auditorium Thursday for what they thought was an assembly on positive behavior.
Then, with hundreds of kids seated on the floor, Kathleen walked in in uniform, and her two younger sons, 9-year-old Levi and 6-year-old Michael, immediately stood up and ran into her arms. Kathleen had already united earlier with her 14-year-old son Isaiah earlier that day.
While the boys knew their mother would be returning home, they had no clue it would be yesterday, they said.
Kathleen said that while it’s “great doing what we do out there,” she’s glad to be home.
“So it’s hard being away, especially as a mom,” she said. So, I’ve been honestly waiting for it since the day I left, for this moment to actually come home to be with them.”
The emotional moment was caught on video:
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