Christmas Day is a special time to mingle and connect with loved ones. Although the holiday involves eating a lot of food, sharing gifts, and relaxing from work, the most important part of it all is being with family and friends.
During this time of year, however, we’re reminded of the people who can’t be with us or who are no longer with us.
In this case, the holiday season can be a very emotional time.
It certainly was for one California mom who thought she wouldn’t be able to see her daughter for Christmas.
Little did she know that her family was brewing a special surprise that would top all of her gifts.
A viral video posted on Twitter by user @cheeyannahh shared what made Christmas Day such a momentous occasion for her mom. The young lady currently serves in the Navy but decided to return home for the holidays when given the opportunity.
As the mom sat on a couch, she started to tear open a long mirror covered with wrapping paper.
Once realizing what the gift was, she gave herself a slight smile.
That’s when someone told her to really “look in it” to get a better view. The mom suddenly started screaming as soon as she noticed her daughter’s reflection standing behind her.
The big reveal shocked her so much that she even ran off. Surprised by it all, the mom cried tears of joy as her daughter embraced her with a hug.
It was a moment that left everyone on Twitter just as happy for their reunion.
“Suprised my mom for Christmas, she looked in the mirror and saw her present,” the homecoming sailor wrote.
“Blessed, those are the screams of a mother that didn’t sleep on demand because of the worrying and overthinking,” a person commented. “God bless her.”
“Yes; could only relate as a mother and this made me cry,” another responded. “Her relieved, happy joy; feel blessed to watch.”
Christmas can be the happiest or saddest time for people.
It’s comforting to know that this mom’s holiday sadness was quickly turned into joy, even if it was just for one special day.
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