First, he greeted other families having dinner to not look suspicious. Then he moved to that one special customer. Cheri played along as the mascot began to pick on her. Then it was time for the big reveal. Jake removed the bird head.
“Oh my gosh!” his mom screamed.
Mom and son were together again. This mom was filled with joy.
“It’s everything because we’re all together and when he’s not here we’re not all together so I’m super happy,” Cheri said.
The returning soldier was also happy to see his family and surprise his mom.
“I think it went pretty well. She cried, that’s gold, we did good,” Jake said.
Private First Class Henry will be home for 18 days. He also brought two soldiers along with him who could not get to their families for the holidays.