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Teen gets surprise of his life at hoops game Published: January 21, 2014

Thirteen-year-old Derrick Jenkins got the surprise of his life at his middle school basketball game. Thinking he was performing a routine free throw shot, Jenkins had no idea his mother, Lt. Col. Cotina Jenkins-Sellers, was standing right behind him, according to Good Morning America.

"I told my husband that I wanted to surprise Derrick and he said we would do it at a basketball game," Jenkins-Sellers said. "He thought I was coming home February 1. We've been planning it for about a month and a half."

It had been about eight months since Jenkins-Sellers, a squadron commander in Kuwait, had last seen her son. She returned home to San Antonio Jan. 16 and immediately went to the basketball game, GMA reports.

H/T: Yahoo!
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