Video: Military mom surprises middle school son during basketball game

I’m not usually a fan of the family surprises from military members. Maybe I’m a cynic, but they always seem like publicity grabs for a college or pro team.

For some reason this video got to me. The kid is at that awkward age of 11 – where you’re trying to be cool like an adult, but are still very much in the throes of adolescence – and breaks down in front of a gym full of peers.

Or maybe it’s because the roles are switched, and he gets to see his mother (not the battle-tested father of every other video).

Maybe I’m just feeling emotional. Whatever it is, enjoy the following video. It’s heartwarming.

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[Here’s looking at you CBS Sports]