Mashup: Soldiers surprising their mothers

Soldiers Surprise Their Mothers
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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