Four months after this 20-year-old airman left for duty, she returned home to Jefferson City, Missouri, where she surprised her mom at work.
She hatched the plan with her mom's manager, who helped make a fake work schedule for her.
As video of the reunion shows, her mother shrieks with joy and throws her arms around her daughter, sobbing.
After all, there's nothing like a good hug from mom.
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