Emotional reunion between Navy daughter and mom after a year apart (video)

Ksenia Novikova
Jun 14, 2018
08:13 A.M.

A Florida mother got the sweetest surprise when her daughter unexpectedly returned home after being away for over a year serving in the U.S. Navy.


Alyson Boltinghouse, a sailor in the US Navy, has spent more than a year away while she was training for the job of her dreams. It is the first time she has been apart from her mother Sherry for such a long time.

But her mom got the surprise of her life when Alyson decided to visit her unexpectedly at her job.

The sailor can be seen walking through the maze of corridors looking for the kitchen where her mom is supposed to be working. Alyson carried a coffee on her hand for her mom.

While she was looking for her mom, Alyson made silent signals to her mom’s co-workers to avoid them from ruining the surprise. A camera followed her close to capture the priceless reaction from Alyson’s mom the moment she realizes the presence of her daughter

Eventually, Alyson made it to the room where her mother worked. The moment she saw her daughter, Sherry burst into tears. She couldn’t stop crying, but it was tears of joy. The greatest joy a mother can have, being with her daughter.


Although Alyson offered her mom the coffee she brought her. Sherryl only wanted to hold her tight in a sweet embrace, she didn’t even zip it, she just put aside an jumped to her daughter’s arms.

Sherry said: “It was pure joy when I saw her standing there in the doorway." There is nothing as powerful as mother's love, and nothing as healing as a child's soul.

Alyson had spent six months at boot camp and then went on to technical training, usually referred to as class A school. She has since become an aviation boatswain's mate handler, playing a major part in launching and recovering naval aircraft from land and ships.

A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend. And this girl is a best friend to her mom and a hero to the nation for doing her brave job. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

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