Mum Burst into Tears in Video after Son in US Navy who Said he Won't Return for Christmas Showed up

Mum Burst into Tears in Video after Son in US Navy who Said he Won't Return for Christmas Showed up

  • A Nigerian mum was overwhelmed with joy as her son who works in the United States Navy strolled home without prior notice
  • The US Navy personnel had told his mother that he won't be able to make home for this year's Christmas celebration only to show up on its eve
  • In the adorable video shared on social media, the excited woman went wild, hugged her son and shed tears of joy

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A beautiful mother-son reunion moment has left social media users emotional.

In a short video, a Nigerian man who works in the United States Navy returned home without informing his mum, overwhelming her with emotions in the process.

Sweet moment Nigerian mum shed tears after her son in the US Navy made a surprise Christmas return home melts earts
She wept like a baby Photo Credit: Screengrabs from video shared by @bankybestowed
Source: Instagram

@bankybestowed who reposted the video on Instagram wrote that the man had informed his mum that he won't be home for the Christmas celebration.

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He came home on Christmas Eve

However, he would show up a day before Christmas.

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The surprise video starts with the man who was dressed in his Navy outfit pushing the house entrance door open.

He quickly announced his presence with three ''ho! ho! ho!'' screams and a merry Christmas greeting.

Startled by her son's arrival, the Nigerian woman rose from where she was seated and rushed into the arms of the Navy personnel.

She shared the embrace with a young unidentified girl and planted a kiss on his cheek before bursting into tears of joy.

Watch the video below:

Social media reacts

@lbonyoujay thought:

"So they just leave their front door open..."

@gfresh07 opined:

"My own mum will be mad she will think I don’t trust her again."

@ehi15_____ stated:

"I remember when my bro showed up after months of silence I can definitely relate."

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@favour_nzeako wrote:

"My mom: Nno o, welcome. Thank God ure here, do this for me I want go sleep."

Man reunites with his UK-based mum after 13 years

Meanwhile, previously reported that a Nigerian man had reunited with his UK-based mum after 13 years of being apart.

In a social media post reshared by @instablog9ja, the son said that the meeting was really an emotional one for him.

As a way to say that he has finally succeeded at relocating to a better country, the young man added to the video description:

"Goodbye Nigeria. I'll not miss you."

In the short clip, the mother lay on the floor before running towards her son at the airport as he arrived in the UK.

Mother and son reunite after 58 years of being apart

In other related news, reported that a mother and her son had reunited after 58 years of being apart.

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Speaking to BBC, Calvin Barrett said growing up without a mother was tough, and he longed for the day they would be reunited.

Barrett last saw his mother when he was six, and his grandparents raised him and his brother. The 64-year old from the US searched for his 85-year-old mother, Molly Payne, from the UK for almost 40 years.

After Barrett's daughter did an ancestry DNA test that matched with Payne's nephew, they were finally reunited.

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