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WATCH: Soldier mom surprises son at basketball game

Posted at 12:25 PM, Jan 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-21 12:25:45-05

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CNN/KSAT) — A military mom recently came home and surprised her eighth-grade son at his basketball game.

The two had not seen each other for eight months, including over football season and the holidays.

The reunion happened about an hour after Lt. Col. Cotina Jenkins-Sellers landed back at home.  Once she touched down, she headed straight for her son's game.

The refs called a fake technicality on the coach. Then her son, Derrick, went to the line for two free throws -- and his mom sneaked up behind him.

After his first shot, he turned around, and there was his mom. At that point, the gym filled with cheers and tears.

Watch their emotional reunion in the video player above.

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