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Son has dramatic reaction to military mom's surprise return

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Son has dramatic reaction to military mom's surprise return

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jan 20, 2014

Here's a funny and sweet video of a reunion between a Texas military mom and her son.

Lt. Col. Cotina Jenkins-Sellers had been on deployment overseas for eight months and decided to take a creative approach to surprising her son when she came home.

She arranged a fake call during her 13-year-old son's basketball game at Legacy Middle School in San Antonio, Texas.

After Derrick Jenkins lined up on the free throw line, his mother snuck up behind him. Jenkins missed both free throws. It was at that point that his mother spoke to him.

At the sound of her voice, Derrick spun around and had quite the reaction. Click on the video above to watch.

Derrick's father, who is also in the military, stood applauding on the sidelines as he watched the reunion.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to NowTrending.com.