The Amazing Moment a New Hampshire Soldier Shocked His Little Sister at Graduation [VIDEO]
Some students remember their graduation for different reasons -- it's the moment they're finally done with high school and can experience some freedom at college. Their whole family is in attendance rooting them on as they get their diploma. It's the final major high school moment they'll share with their best friends.
In my case, I chose to believe when the entire student body erupted when my name was called to get my diploma, that my peers loved me a lot more than I thought they had. (I'd find out later that night at the exact same moment, someone streaked behind the graduation stage across the football field. I'm sure it was the combined naked dude and my name that caused the thunderous response. At least, that's what I'll always tell myself.)
But for Olivia Cote, it's guaranteed that she'll forever remember her graduation from Merrimack High School as part of the Class of 2021 for one thing -- the surprise return of her brother, Tyler Estabrook.
As far as Olivia knew, her brother was still stationed out in Saudi Arabia, his assignment as a member of the U.S. Air Army Defense at Fort Hood, according to WMUR. Olivia didn't know that Tyler was granted leave so that he could watch his baby sister get her diploma.
Reunion videos like this never get old, right? It doesn't matter if you know them or not, or if they're local or not, seeing loved ones reunite after a long time apart is just pure love. Even though it seems like most of these reunions happen away from Northern New England, we've still had our fair share of reunions in New Hampshire and Maine.
(That last one may be my favorite, since that's my friend Ashley, who is a solid human and has been through a TON, getting a surprise reunion with the love of her life.)
Have you ever had a reunion like this either first-hand or that involves someone in your life?