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A shocked mom thought she was opening a box containing a new lawnmower – only to be surprised by her military son.

Eva’s son, Mark is currently a 2nd Lieutenant with the United States Air Force, and ahead of the surprise he’d been at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for three months.

Mark hadn’t told his parents he was set to come home, and when he needed a way to surprise his mom, he liaised with his friend, Wayne, who came up with the idea.

Wayne had just purchased a new lawnmower, and so he contacted Mark’s father and said that he no longer needed his old one and would gift it to him for free.


It was Mark’s mom, Eva, though, who came out to open the box outside of her Connecticut home.

The moment took place in March 2018, when Mark was still a cadet, but Wayne did not share the video until 2022.

Mark surprises his mom Eva. ©T&T Creative Media

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Speaking of the surprise, Mark said: “The moment played out well – as you could tell by everyone’s reactions.


“I was nervous as I hadn’t done a surprise like this before, let alone surprise anyone by coming home for the week.

“When I saw my mother’s reaction, I felt a rush of joy.

“I thought it was going to be more low-key – a ‘Hey, welcome home’ type of thing.

“Family time is something many take for granted but if you ever get the opportunity to spend time with them, take that and enjoy it, especially if you live far away from home.”

Story via T&T Creative Media