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Wife surprises Marine returning from Afghanistan in heartwarming video

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Dec 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-01 10:01:02-05

You’ve probably seen videos where military men and women return home to surprise their loved ones.

But one wife decided to change it up a bit — and surprise her Marine husband.

Sara Taylor traveled thousands of miles and showed up at her husband’s homecoming ceremony.

It’s a heartwarming moment — grab the tissues.

Fort Taylor posted the video to YouTube earlier this month. The YouTube description reads:

The media is full of military men and women surprising their families upon their return from deployment, but it is very rare to see a military member get
surprised by their loved ones. My husband has been in Afghanistan for the last year. He was one of the last group of Marines to come back from the war.
Because he is stationed in California and our kids and I live in Maryland, he didn’t think that anyone would be there when he returned. But I showed him!
I left Maryland Wednesday afternoon to make sure I arrived there in time to see his arrival on Thursday, and then came home on Friday. It was a short trip,
but it was the best! I love you babe!