A soldier is grateful to have her kids back in her arms after returning home to Hewitt, Texas, from a nine-month tour in Kuwait.
Sgt. Lacey Poltoratskiy surprised her son in kindergarten and daughter in seventh grade in two tear-jerking reunions.
According to ABC News, Poltoratskiy visited her son, Daxton Hunter, in his kindergarten classroom. Teachers in Daxton’s classroom told the students they would have a special reading guest that afternoon.
Video shared by the Waco Tribune shows the kids eagerly awaiting the special visitor in their classroom. Moments later, Poltoratskiy enters, still dressed in her military uniform, and greets Daxton with open arms. He immediate bursts into tears.
Poltoratskiy told the Waco Tribune she was grateful to Daxton’s teachers, who sent her regular updates and videos of her son’s progress.
“Daxton’s teacher, she would send me videos and pictures and updates, so I got to keep up with the kids,” she said. “She would film him reading, because he learned to read while I was gone, so I still got to be part of that.”
“The kids have got it all figured out what they want to do with us,” said Poltoratskiy.