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This mother was so shocked to see her son that at first, she ran away from him, screaming with joy.

According to ABC News, U.S. Army Specialist Kyle Kracht returned home to Utah for a surprise visit. He’s based in El Paso, Texas.

Mom Cheri Hancock was at church when Kyle arrived home.

“I was sitting in the kitchen and said, ‘Hey, Mom,'” Kracht said. “And then she started running away.”

Kracht jumped on the opportunity to come home when his grandparents told him they had extra airline miles.

Kracht and his mom spent the entire weekend together.