A soldier returned home from 10 months abroad to surprise his stunned fiancée at work.

Staff Sergeant Jeremy Miller had been stationed in Ansbach, Germany, for 10 months, and as soon as his fiancée Maria Palmer caught a glimpse of him, she immediately leaped into his arms.

Maria – who goes by Palmer and is a presenter and director for 106.5’s The End, in Charlotte, North Carolina – had been told that Jeremy’s flight had been delayed, and so she was completely oblivious to what her colleagues had in store for her.

In the heart-warming footage, Jeremy, 32, can be seen approaching the radio station before being led into the waiting room outside the studio on August 28th.

Palmer, 25, meanwhile, had been told by her colleagues that she needed to attend a meeting, only for someone to retrieve her midway through discussions. 

She was told there was listener in the waiting area who wanted to meet her and take a picture – a fairly standard request for a radio personality – but as soon as Palmer entered the area, she was overjoyed to discover her biggest fan – her fiancé.

Palmer said: “Overwhelmed – that’s the only possible word I could use. 

“There aren’t adequate words to describe the feeling of your partner, the person you’re so completely lovingly enmeshed with who has been torn away from you for almost a year, finally standing in front of you. 

“It was absolute bliss.   

“We’ve made a lot of people cry through showing them the video. 

“It’s crazy how many people we don’t even know are so happy for us.

“Not everyone can relate specifically to a deployment, but everyone has endured, or is currently enduring, something that truly pushed them to their limits. 

“I just want those people to know it won’t last forever. 

“It will end. And it will be worth it.”

(Story courtesy of T&T Creative Media)

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