September 25th, 2013
11:07 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Soldier shocks daughter on football field

13-year-old Bella Lund thought she was on the field during a University of Wisconsin-Madison football game as part of the team’s tradition of honoring a military family of the game during home games.

What she didn’t know was that her mom, Army Captain Jane Renee “J.R.” Lund, was returning home from a 6-month deployment in Afghanistan. Lund stood a few yards behind her daughter on the sidelines waiting to surprise her with a cheering crowd of more than 80,000 fans as an audience.

The reunion that followed is sure to warm any heart.

Check out the full video here:


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  1. banasy©

    This is so sweet; let's have this play out everywhere...bring them all home.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Absolutely@banasy.I'm so happy for this family.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    What a wonderful return welcome. Thank you CNN.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Down boy!

    September 25, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. landykandy

    my neighbor's step-mother makes $81 hourly on the computer. She has been fired for 6 months but last month her income was $17241 just working on the computer for a few hours. linked here.....

    September 25, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |