Military Mother Secretly Returns from Deployment, Surprises Daughter During School Sports

Military Mother Secretly Returns from Deployment, Surprises Daughter During School Sports

  • A teenage girl joined the athletics race in school, fully aware her mom would not watch her race because she was away on military deployment
  • The mother had missed most of her events so much that she got used to her not being present
  • She was, therefore, unable to control her tears when she raced to the finish line to find her mother waiting in full military uniform

A young girl was moved to tears when she dashed to the finish line of her school's athletics competition to find her mother waiting.

Erika Woodson
Erika and her teenage daughter had not seen each other for the three years she was away on military deployment. Screengrabs from Sharing is Caring.
Source: UGC

The moment was special because she did not expect her mother, who had been away on deployment, to attend.

Youngster crossed line in 1st position

A video shared by Sharing is Caring captured the youngster crossing the finish line in first position into the loving arms of her mother.

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According to the video, Captian Erika Woodson hadn't seen her daughter in a long time and orchestrated the surprise reunion with the help of the school.

Before the young girl crossed the line, the mother could be seen hiding behind event tables to ensure she didn't distract her from focusing on the race.

She only crossed the tracks to wait for her when she saw her dashing towards the finish line, receiving her with a tight hug that lasted minutes.

Daughter didn't want to let go

Given the time apart, the military mother has been missing her daughter's school events, something she wanted to make up for.

That she crossed the line before everyone else meant she received a medal, but her mother's surprise visit was the moment she would cherish for many years.

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The emotional moment brought joy to the mother and daughter, who had not seen each other for three years.

It also warmed the hearts of onlookers who praised the soldier for her beautiful idea of showing love to her teenage daughter.

Public reactions

Noella Pagud Epenesa:

"Awww, thanks for sharing this special moment with all of us!! Thank you for your service!"

Lupe Martinez:

"Welcome home, the best finish for her daughter! Thank you for your services, God bless and keep you safe!"

Rosie Cardenas:

"Such a touching moment. You both rock! Thank you so very much for your service. God bless you."

Astorga Michelle

"Thank you for your services. What an awesome way to show your love. God bless."

Man, elephants reunite in emotional moment

Elsewhere, a man who had just returned from a trip to Canada had an emotional reunion with his elephants, who had been waiting for him the whole time.

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The man stood in the water at the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand called the elephants with a familiar sound, and they all came running.

In the video, the elephants were so excited at meeting their friend that they almost toppled him over.

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