When you have a loved one who is away at war, any holiday without them is tough. For mothers it can be especially tough on Mothers Day. But sometimes with a lot of luck and love, these mothers get the gift of a lifetime.

We were searching the web trying to narrow down the best videos of soldiers surprising their mothers on Mother's Day. There were so many heart wrenching and beautiful videos it was way too hard to pick just a handful. Luckily someone had put together a compilation of some of the best ones. Now, not ALL of these are Mother's Day surprises. But it doesn't make them any less special.