Military mom returns home, surprises son at Twins game

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Sunday was Armed Forces Appreciation Day at Target Field and two military parents returned from deployment to surprise their children during the Twins-Orioles game. 

The first tear-inducing moment featured a dad surprising his son in the bleachers. The second moment really tugs on the heartstrings as a military mom waits on the field to greet her son, who was participating in the Race the Bases event between innings. 

William, a little boy dressed in an adult Twins uniform, hadn't seen his mother in six months. The moment was perfect

Technical seargant Andrea Carrothers of the 148th Fighter Wing immediately broke down into tears. She wrote on Facebook that it was the "greatest experience of my life." 

Here's another look at the moment from the Minnesota National Guard. 

The Twins do a ton of work to help military families in Minnesota. Learn more about their programs right here

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