By Luke Kenton
This tantrum throwing ten-year-old experienced a whirlwind of emotions, as her sassy strop was soon stunned into silence, when she turned to see her soldier brother standing behind her.
Finishing school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, little Lundyn Harvey wasn’t happy with her mother, Tameia, after she was told her brother had been given a new phone.
Failing to realise the phone in questions is actually her brother’s, Markell – who has spent the last six-months away with the Navy reserves – Lundyn swings her bag in angst, proclaiming, “It’s not fair.”
But the tantrum is relatively short-lived, as the ruse is quickly revealed when the Lundyn turns to see her 20-year-old brother standing behind her in uniform, causing the preschooler to unleash a shriek of joy, as she spins in disbelief.
Stunned into an emotive silence, Lundyn leaps into her older brothers arms for the first time in half a year, as Tameia tries to hold back tears of her own.
Feeling ‘blessed’ at the relationship all of her children share, Tameia, who filmed the moment on December 22, 2017, said: “She [Tameia] had no idea Markell was home.
“He’d been away for six months, I was so excited to have him back for the holidays – the relationship my children have is very close.
“Markell and Trey [Tameia’s other son] both love their sister very much, for she is the youngest and only girl.
“They really look out for her.
“Watching this and any other video of my children back is always emotional for me.
“I couldn’t stop crying as they hugged.
“Markell is back for good now, except for any times that he will have to leave with the reserves.
“We’re very blessed to all be back together.
“Friends and family all shed tears along with me, they all loved it.”