Moment stunned grandma drops her drinks when her Army daughter surprises her after six months away
This is the moment a grandmother dropped her drinks in shock when she walked in to discover her military granddaughter had returned from service after months away.
Kathy Elceser couldn’t believe her eyes when she was confronted with granddaughter Lindsey, 18, waiting for her in Rock Island, イリノイ, wearing military fatigues and holding a bouquet of flowers.
Kathy Elceser was unaware that her US Army granddaughter Lindsey was standing behind the door of her daughter’s home in Rock Island, Illinois as she thought she was on deployment
Mrs Elceser reacted with shock when she saw her granddaughter holding a bouquet of flowers
Lindsey, 左の写真, said she is incredibly close to her grandmother Kathy, 右の写真
Lindsey, 写真中央, is a private first class with the US Army and had been away from home for six months
Lindsey, pictured with some of her fellow soldiers on top of a large drinking water container
After receiving some leave, Lindsey flew to her aunt’s house in Rock Island to surprise her grandmother.
The event was planned by Lindsey’s sister Jamie who filmed her grandmother’s emotional reaction.
While Mrs Elceser was out of the house, Jamie smuggled their special guest into the kitchen where she waited with a bouquet of flowers.
As her grandmother approached the house, several members of the family stood around holding their cell phones to film the moment.
Lindsey stepped forward to open the door to allow her grandmother, who was carrying two large soda cups.
As soon as she saw her granddaughter, Mrs Elceser threw up the cups in surprise and raced over to embrace the young soldier.
Jamie then posted the emotional footage online and it soon went viral.
Commenting on her newfound fame, Lindsey said: '私は衝撃を受けた, to say the least – but mostly I was just so excited to see her.
‘My grandma and I are really close – we hang out a lot, some days I just come over unannounced if I see that her car is home.
‘It was an overwhelming response, truthfully, I didn’t expect it to end up like it did.’
Lindsey, pictured right with her grandmother, said she was surprised to see the reaction on social media to the video of her surprising her grandmother
Members of her family waited around the house to witness the surprise reveal