Military Mom Surprises Her Sons At School By Making A Special Intercom Announcement

"I have a special announcement for a little boy that I flew so many miles to see ... "

The first day of school is important for both kids and parents. It's a milestone that the entire family likes to celebrate together, but for military families, that isn't always possible. When a parent is deployed, they have to rely on photos or messages if they cannot be there for their child's first day.

U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Shania Porter, wasn't able to be there in the morning to see her sons, 4-year-old Blake and 5-year-old Bryce, off to school. But she made up for it when she surprised them at school, after serving a 7-month deployment overseas. 


First, Porter surprised Blake over the intercom during his first day of Pre-K.

Over the school's P.A. system and announced, "Attention Pre-K 1. I have a special announcement for a little boy that I flew so many miles to see and to tell him how much I love him." The mom then walked into her son's classroom and tapped him on the shoulder. When he realized she was there, they had an emotional reunion.

After lunch, Porter surprised her eldest son Bryce in his first grade classroom. Bryce's principal, Janis Ramirez, had given the 5-year-old her cellphone so he could FaceTime with his mom.

Bryce assumed that his mom was still overseas, but then he realized she was FaceTiming from the school's playground.

He then ran outside so he could hug his mom in person.

Porter said it was difficult being away from her boys for the last few months, but reuniting with them was "the feeling of home."

Cover image via Shutterstock I Africa Studio

(H/T: ABC News)


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