Lt. Col. Cotina Jenkins-Sellers had been deployed in Kuwait for eight months, a sacrifice that caused her to miss everything from her 13-year-old son’s football games to Christmas morning.

So when she returned home to San Antonio to surprise her son, Derrick, during his basketball game at Legacy Middle School, both were understandably ecstatic to see each other.

13 Year Old Boys Priceless Reaction to Seeing His Military Mom for the First Time in 8 Months

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13 Year Old Boys Priceless Reaction to Seeing His Military Mom for the First Time in 8 Months

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The mother tip-toed behind her son while he was shooting a free-throw. When he turned around and saw who was standing there, he was absolutely shocked — and his face is priceless.

Watch the touching repot via KSAT-TV:

(H/T: Bleacher Report)