Every military homecoming is heart-rending in its own way, but one making headlines this week is a tearjerking and hilarious must-watch! 13-year-old Derrick Jenkins hadn’t seen his Air Force mom, Lt. Col. Cotina Jenkins-Sellers, in eight months. She says, “I missed all of football season, of course because I was deployed. I missed the holidays.” But just one hour after returning from the Middle East this Thursday, Cotina was able to surprise Derrick with a bit of help from his San Antonio middle school.
Derrick was playing basketball for his school's team when the referees called a fake technical foul on the opposing coach, giving Derrick a chance at two free throws. And that's when his mom stepped out onto the court, and his hilarious, incredibly sweet reaction was emotional to say the least.
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LOVE it. You can't help but laugh and then tear up watching this! Too perfect. I just hope Derrick wasn't too mad at his mom for making him shed a few tears in front of his peers. After all, anyone would have the same reaction!
What was your reaction to this surprise military homecoming?