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By Joe McFarlane 

An unsuspecting mum was treated to a pleasant surprise as her Marine son returned home after being away for over a year.

For Lakisha McDonald, 42, June 25 started off like any other day, but little did she know she was in for a big shock.

Hearing a knock on the front door of her home in Tampa, Florida, Lakisha opened the door, surprised to see her suited and booted son, Darquari, 20, in full Marine pomp.

Screaming out of joy, and physically lifting her son from the ground, Lakisha couldn’t have been more surprised or happier to see her son, who had been away from home for 16 months.

Darquari’s sister, Lakia, 19, said: “It was wonderful to see my Brother, I missed him a lot.

“Me and my Brother have a wonderful sibling bond. It makes me proud.”

“My mom’s reactions were funny but overwhelming.

“My mom is our everything, seeing her happy makes us happy.”