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Posted: December 26, 2017

Mom left speechless at Navy daughter’s Christmas homecoming

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By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

She didn’t seem sure as to why she was getting a full-length mirror for Christmas, but it was what was reflected in the glass that mattered.

On the night before Christmas, a Navy mom got the surprise of her lifetime and the video of her daughter’s homecoming has gone viral with more than 8 million views on Twitter.

The mother, who was not identified by Fox News, was told to stand up, close her eyes and unwrap the mirror.

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It then took a moment or two for her to notice her sailor daughter standing behind the couch reflected in the gift. But as soon as she realized what was happening, or rather who was there, she started screaming.

Watch the video below, or click here.


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Grant Jackson grew up in Memphis and attended Jackson State University for a year, but he ultimately decided to serve the country and join the military. He is an Airman 1st Class in the United States Air Force.

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For nearly two years, he’s been stationed in Okinawa, Japan, working as an in Aerospace Maintenance Tech. On Tuesday, he walked into his mother’s living room to deliver the surprise of a lifetime.

Grant’s sister, Brittany Pettis, posted the video of the reunion on Facebook. It has been viewed more than 1 million times. Watch the video below:

Brittany told WHBQ Grant will be in the states for about two weeks. The family is hoping to go to a Memphis Grizzlies or Tigers game – since Grant is a big fan of both hometown teams.

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