Soldier Surprises His Family for Christmas and His Mom Has the Best Reaction

by John Boone 9:01 AM PST, December 24, 2014
Photo: YouTube

This is basically the ultimate viral video of everything you loved watching this year: Part pregnancy announcement, part soldier reuniting with his family, meets any video where someone gets surprised and has a priceless reaction.

Patrick Conwell’s return home from Afghanistan for the holidays coincided with his sister-in-law’s pregnancy, so they masqueraded his surprise visit as a “reveal party” for the baby’s sex.

So grandma goes through a lot of emotions: From giddiness to confusion to VERY, VERY SHOCKED:

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And, of course, plenty of mom-on-soldier hugging! Our favorite!

“My dad said he 'suspected something', but I'm 99% sure my mom and sister didn't know,” Patrick explained on Reddit. He might as well bump that up to 100%, you can’t fake that reaction.

Watch the entire video or skip ahead to 1:15 for the surprise:

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