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WATCH: A tearful, unexpected reunion: Mason City woman deployed since December surprises kids at school

After being deployed overseas in early December, Brager had not seen her two kids – Mia and Jayden - since late November.

Posted: Sep. 14, 2018 10:22 AM
Updated: Sep. 14, 2018 5:43 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – Tears filled Angelica Brager’s eyes. The same went for her daughter, Mia, and her son, Jayden.
After being deployed overseas in early December, Brager had not seen her two kids since late November.
That changed Friday, and the tearful reunion was one her kids didn’t see coming.
The school had a planned fire drill, with a special guest. Brager was dressed in the Roosevelt school mascot costume "Tweets" and gave kids high-fives and hugs as they left and re-entered the building.
Class after class departed. The last two classes to go back inside were Mia’s and Jayden’s who finally got to see who was hiding under the costume.
As soon as Brager removed the mascot costume from her head, tears began to flow as she held her children in her arms for the first time in months.

"Just to be able to take that mask off and actually reveal it was me underneath there was the best feeling in the world. To have them in my arms again and actually hold them. Today is one of the greatest days of my life," says Brager.

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