There is little better than a soldier surprise to brighten your workday on what may collectively be the most emotional day for Americans.

Video posted by Baton Rouge TV station WBRZ, shows the Louisiana mom grabbing her daughter soon after landing in Baton Rouge. Emotions ran high in the arrivals lounge of Baton Rouge Regional Airport for family and strangers alike. According to WBRZ, Alayna Achee serves with the Louisiana National Guard.

To that mom: Thank You for your service.