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Little girl is shopping with mom unaware sailor brother is sneaking up
Her brother had been gone for 10 long months, and she had no clue he was back.
Patricia Lynn
12.23.21

It’s hard to be separated from your loved ones, especially if it’s for a long time. Those who have a relative in the military know all about this heartache, and how you’d give anything just to have that person home.

All the worry of months or even years of someone being deployed in the military makes for an emotional occasion, especially, as has been a recent fad, when it’s a surprise reunion.

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A young man named Colde had just returned from a ten-month stint.

That’s the longest he and his family had ever been apart. Did he decide to let them know that he was coming home and allow them to anticipate his return? Nope! He decided it would be way more fun to surprise them by appearing seemingly out of thin air.

In their local grocery store, Colde quietly approaches his mom and kid sister.

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As he gets closer, they remain oblivious.

Preoccupied with the vegetables, this mom and her daughter have no idea what’s about to hit them. Colde doesn’t know when they’re going to turn around and see him, but their focus on their shopping allows him to walk right up to them without so much as a word.

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YouTube Screenshot - Tac Octane

Then, just as they’re about to walk away, his sister changes course.

It looks for a second as if the mom and sister are about to walk away without even noticing Colde’s presence. But just as they’re turning away, his sister drops a bag of vegetables.

She tries to catch it with her foot, but before she can, the bag falls to the ground. This gives Colde all the time he needs to walk right up to them. She has no idea that when she looks back up, she’ll get the surprise of her life.

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YouTube Screenshot - Tac Octane

Her big brother is standing in front of her.

He says “hey” and her face drops. Stunned for a moment, you can see that Colde’s sister is taking a minute to process what’s right in front of her eyes. When she bent over to pick up the bag, there was nothing unusual. Then when she rises, her brother who has been missing for ten months was standing there.

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YouTube Screenshot - Tac Octane

When his sister sees the camera she seems to realize what’s going on.

Handing over the bag to her mom, she exclaims “Colde!” The way she yells his name has really touched viewers of this video. One commented:

“Her face when she said his name was pure gold!!!”

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YouTube Screenshot - Tac Octane

Hearing how excited she is to see her older brother is enough to melt even the toughest person’s heart.

Colde’s sister throws her arms around him and leaps up onto him to give him the biggest hug ever. Just try not to burst into tears at this heartfelt reunion. Many of the viewers struggled with that too!

“OK which one of you left onions near my laptop lol”

Another wrote:

“her tearful face…. this is what genuine love feels like. Man, I felt it myself; as if I am the brother who just returned. Anyone else felt the love in her eyes?”

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YouTube Screenshot - Tac Octane

I’m not crying…you’re crying!

Even if you’ve never had one of these types of emotional reunions yourself, it’s impossible to not have your heartstrings tugged. In fact, the clip has over 15.9 million views.

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YouTube Screenshot - Tac Octane

Grab a tissue and watch this supermarket surprise reunion for yourself below!

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By Patricia Lynn
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Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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