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Returning soldier dresses up as Santa to give his mother a heartwarming surprise
Please allow us one final Christmas-related cry.

IT’S ALMOST TIME to pack away the Santa outfits while everyone tells you, “sure that’s it for another year now”.

But, but, surely there’s time for one more lovely reunion moment?

Travis Ruggiero surprised his nurse mum by disguising himself as the Santa on the maternity unit she works on. The army specialist took an unexpected trip home from Afghanistan for Christmas and it’s all just so lovely.


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