A soldier who disguised herself as a school mascot in Alabama gave her son the ultimate surprise last week that brought the boy's fellow students to tears.

Sgt. Desiree Lancey -- who had been deployed to Kuwait over the past year -- dressed as Chaffee Elementary School's eagle mascot, unbeknownst to her son, Kael.

Kael and his fifth-grade classmates convened in the cafeteria for a project with former NASA engineers when Lancey revealed herself after the singing of the National Anthem.


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When she took off her costume's head, Kael appeared completely shocked and ran toward his mom for a long-awaited embrace.

"When I walked in and saw his face, I couldn't breathe and I was so excited, just bliss," Lancey told WHNT News.

The outlet reported that Kael was able to leave school early on Friday and spend some much-needed time with his mom over the weekend.


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