Mashup: Soldiers surprising their mothers

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Soldiers Surprise Their Mothers

We hope you have your tissues, because there's nothing quite as emotional as moms seeing their beloved children again -- especially because these homecomings are total surprises.

On this Veterans Day, as we honor all the military personnel past and present who bravely protect the United States, take a few minutes to watch the unbridled joy of families being reunited.

In one of our favorite clips, a woman is mortified when her husband stands up and starts talking in front of a restaurant. Soon, however, that embarrassment turns to tears as she realizes that her soldier is home ... and standing right behind her.


Which tear-filled moment was your favorite? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments.

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Mashup: Soldiers surprising their mothers
Anna Mansfield wears sneakers decorated like the American flag as she attends a Veterans Day ceremony at the Atlanta History Center, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
People watch as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
U.S. veterans, who fought in foreign wars, attend a U.S. Veteran's Day Ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, the main U.S. military headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Military veterans salute during the annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
A member of the honor guard waits for the arrival of visitors to the annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Vice President Joe Biden lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. in honor of Veterans Day. Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A yellow rose stands wedged into the name of Richard Rescorla at the South Pool of the National September 11 Memorial, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in New York. Volunteers placed yellow roses into the names of veterans who died at the World Trade Center on September 11 as part of a five-day Salute to Service in recognition of Veterans Day. Rescorla, a Vietnam veteran and vice president in charge of security at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, was killed on September 11. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Visitors to the National September 11 Memorial stare up at One World Trade Center before moving on to view the North Pool, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Maddie Nistl, 9, places a single rose at the base of a headstone among flag-covered graves on Veterans Day in the veterans' section of Evergreen-Washelli cemetery, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Seattle. Maddie has come to the cemetery every Veterans Day and Memorial Day since she was three years old and wanders among the graves, placing pink, red or white roses on a handful of graves of veterans. The Veterans Day holiday honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A larger American flag is raised among flag-covered graves on Veterans Day in the veterans' section of Evergreen-Washelli cemetery, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Seattle. The Veterans Day holiday honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
U.S. veterans, who fought in foreign wars, salute during a U.S. Veteran's Day Ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, the main U.S. military headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
A flag stands with a wreath at a grave at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Minneapolis. AP Photo/Jim Mone)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: Vietnam war veteran Joe ÒDragonÓ Lozano, retired U.S. Army, salutes during the playing of ÒTapsÓ at a Veterans Day ceremony at the World War Two Memorial November 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower, and honors those who have served in the U.S. military. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: World War Two veterans participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the World War Two Memorial during a Veterans Day ceremony November 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower, and honors those who have served in the U.S. military. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: World War Two veterans place a wreath at the World War Two Memorial during a Veterans Day ceremony November 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower, and honors those who have served in the U.S. military. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 11: Veterans and members of the public pay tribute to those who died during the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts at the garden of remembrance on Armistice Day, on November 11, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. A two minute silence was observed across the country at 11:00am, to honour those who fell during World War I and World War II , also recognising those who have died in conflicts since. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Sir Richard Dannatt, Military cadet, Harry Alexander Hayes and artists Tom Piper and Paul Cummins stand with yeoman warders, veterans and dignitaries after the last ceramic poppy was placed in the moat of Tower of London to mark Armistice Day, on November 11, 2014 in London, England. The installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper consists of 888,246 ceramic poppies - representing each of the commonwealth servicemen and women killed in the first world war. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
A military honor guard prepares to advance the colors during a Veterans Day ceremony at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, November 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
A French veteran holds a flag, on November 11, 2014 in Lyon, during the Armistice Day ceremonies marking the 96th anniversary of the end of World War I. AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 11: War veterans pays tribute at the Cenotaph, Martin Place during the Rememberance Day Service on November 11, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. This year marks the 96th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18). A one minute silence is called at 11.00am on the 11th day of the 11th month to remember the members of armed forces who were killed at battle. (Photo by Michele Mossop/Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 9 : Veterans of the South African Defence Force (SANDF) salute during the national anthem at the Cenotaph to commemorate the lives lost during the the World Wars I and II, and the other wars, in central Johannesburg, South Africa, 09 November 2014. (Photo by Cornell Tukiri/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Chelsea Pensioners parade during the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 9, 2014. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Crosses are left by veterans and members of the public,at the opening of the garden of remembrance in George Square on November 04, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. On Remembrance Day a two minute silence will observed across the country, to honour those who fell during World War I and World War II, also recognising those who have died in conflicts since. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Veterans and members of the public, attend the opening of the garden of remembrance in George Square on November 04, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. On Remembrance Day a two minute silence will observed across the country, to honour those who fell during World War I and World War II, also recognising those who have died in conflicts since. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Australian veterans and soldiers are seen at the Cenotaph national war memorial to pay tribute to the Commonwealth war dead on Armistice Day in Sydney on November 11, 2014. Armistice Day on November 11, is the anniversary of the 1918 signing of the peace that ended fighting in World War I. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
Veterans of World War II (L) salute as they place wreaths during a Veterans Day event at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, November 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 9 : A veteran of the South African Defence Force (SANDF) prepares wreaths to lay at the Cenotaph to commemorate the lives lost during the the World Wars I and II, and the other wars, in central Johannesburg, South Africa, 09 November 2014. (Photo by Cornell Tukiri/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Active duty military service members look on during the annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
A visitor at the South Florida National Cemetery walks among veterans' graves on Veterans Day in Lake Worth, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
A flag stands at the grave of a 20-year-old World War II soldier on Veterans Day in the veterans' section of Evergreen-Washelli cemetery, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Seattle. The Veterans Day holiday honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Yellow roses stand wedged into names carved in the granite at the South Pool of the National September 11 Memorial, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in New York. Volunteers placed yellow roses into the names of veterans who died during the attacks on September 11 as part of a five-day Salute to Service in recognition of Veterans Day. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Vernoy Paolini, a volunteer with the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, takes photos of roses standing in the names of veterans who died during the attacks on September 11, after placing the roses as part of a five-day Salute to Service honoring Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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