A Navy mom from Queens surprised her daughters this month when she returned early and showed up at their New York City school.
The reunion was captured in a touching video, which shows the daughters at a Saint Camillus Catholic Academy event moments before mom Laura Angeles makes her surprise appearance at the Rockaways school.
“Is it hard being away from mom?” an announcer at the event asks Angeles’ daughters.
“My dad can’t take it,” her older daughter responds to laughter.
Her younger daughter says that she misses her mom and carries around a stuffed animal that she gave her.
“We have a really exciting surprise for you,” the announcer says.
Angeles enters the room, her girls run to embrace her, and there are many hugs and tears.
Angeles and her husband both serve in the military, as does her brother. A friend said her family is important to the Queens community and helped out after Sandy.