I cannot even imagine the price this Illinois family pays to serve our country. It's beyond something I'm capable of. New video shows an active duty military mom surprise her son after much time apart in Springfield, Illinois.

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The backstory on this video is important. Here's the description that was shared on YouTube as this video just went live today:

My sister is Active Duty Navy. I watch my Nephew every time she has to go off for training or deployment. The first time I watched him was from 14 months old to 5 years old. This time I've had him from 10 almost 11 years old, and I'll have him for the next 2-3 years. My sister got a few days leave before she leaves again, so we decided to surprise him with her homecoming at one of his favorite restaurants, Chili's! Nothing is harder than being a service member who has to be separated from their loved ones. My sister does a great service to this country and I couldn't be more proud to step in and be the dad my nephew deserves. I love him like he is my own son. I'm very proud of my sister and proud to have the opportunity to be a dad. Family first, always and forever!

This is a one-of-a-kind family reunion from a family in Illinois paying a high price to serve.

Love this so much. You can't say thank you enough to families like this.

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