- Publish Date
- Friday, 27 May 2016, 1:15PM
It was story time for Paula Riggs' third-grade class at Schrader Elementary School in Florida. But, little did she know the story was about to take a surprise twist!
Last week, the class got an unexpected visit from a U.S. Marine Sgt. Paul Riggs - Paula's 24-year-old son. Paul had been deployed in Japan for three years and hadn't seen his mum in almost two.
"My sister Jennifer was the mastermind behind the whole operation," Paul told TODAY. "She found out our mum had kept saying, 'Why can't I get one of those military surprises?'"
"About two weeks ago, she called the school and set everything up. All I had to do was show up in my service alphas."
What the special moment!