New Irving, Texas Police Officer Gets Emotional Surprise
As a military mom, I sure do understand this emotion and I'm sure many Americans will get a little teary-eyed watching this.
Erika Benning is waiting to get her pin to be sworn in as a new police officer in Irving, Texas when out walks her son who serves overseas in the Army. She had not seen him for 2 years.
You watch and be sure to have a tissue handy.
21-year-old Army Sgt. Giovanni Pando arrived at the ceremony so he could pin the badge on his mom's uniform. As you can see in the video, that's when she lost it.
“When my son came around the corner and I realized that this was real, my breathing just started to slow down, and everything just felt really tight,” Benning told CNN. “I just didn’t want to pass out because I wanted to enjoy every moment of it.”
The police department in the Dallas, Texas, suburbs posted the moment on Facebook, writing, “All swearing-in ceremonies are special, but every once in a while, one tugs at your heartstrings a little more than others.”