Mom overjoyed as soldier son surprises her after 7-month deployment

The mother of a US soldier was overcome with emotion when her son surprised her at work in Savannah, Georgia, after a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan.

Footage posted by the Georgia National Guard Facebook account on July 19 shows the moment Sergeant Christopher Williams, who serves in the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, attempted to board the sightseeing bus that his mom, Joquina, works on.

Joquina spotted her son straight away, and ran to embrace him. "My baby is home," she exclaimed multiple times before breaking down into tears of joy.

In an interview with Good Morning America, Joquina said she expected her son to be returning home in November.

"He told me had been planning it and a lot of people knew except me," she said. "He's been gone for a while so just seeing him, it was just like it was yesterday."

(Credit: Georgia National Guard via Storyful)