Brotherly love in a soldier's surprise return - - Jackson, MS

Brotherly love in a soldier's surprise return

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FLOWOOD, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A touching reunion between a soldier and his younger brother is one of the videos that is getting a lot of attention on our Face book page and web site.

U.S. Army Private First Class Scott Russell had been deployed overseas and wanted to surprise his kid brother upon his return to the state.

He wanted to make an entrance that his brother Chris wouldn't soon forget.

He, his mother Kathy and Northwest Rankin Middle Principal Jacob McEwen planned to surprise the 12-year-old with the soldier's long awaited arrival. He had been serving a year in South Korea.

On September 23rd it was all caught on camera, an emotional reunion, a great example of brotherly love.

"My little brother probably most of all  leaving him at home while I had to go spend a year in Korea and very seldom able to talk to him it's rough, but it helps knowing you have those family members at home that care, that want you back," said Scott Russell.

"I was confused at first when  Miss Victoria walked in. I was kinda nervous in a way and then I saw Scott. I just I ran and hugged him," said Northwest Rankin student Chris Russell.

"I knew Chris missed his brother severely and I just wanted something happy so we decided that we weren't going to tell Christ that we were just going to surprise him," said mother Kathy Russell.

Scott and Chris will have a few more weeks together before Scott heads for his next assignment in Seattle on October 17th.

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