A military mom returning from Afghanistan surprised her unsuspecting six-year-old son in front of thousands of people.
Little Aiden thought he was standing up for the “Hero’s Salute” portion of a show at SeaWorld but instead his mother’s name was announced.
His face lit up at mention of her name – and suddenly she appeared behind him, and the mom and son shared a hug as they were reunited.
U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Aixa Rodriguez came home early to surprise the boy as 5,000 people watched.
Aiden had no idea his mom would be there.
"I thought I was picking her up from the airport on Monday, but she tricked me!" he told icFlorida.
SeaWorld in Orlando wrote as it shared the video on Facebook: "We're honored to have been a part of this touching military homecoming between a mother and her 6-year-old son."
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