Builder Petty Officer Second Class Tiffany Monroe didn’t expect to be home until Thanksgiving, but this mom of four wanted to make the most of her time off.

While still stationed in Dubai, Monroe decided that her son’s 5th birthday party would be a fantastic occasion to surprise her family. And she chose to do so as her son’s favorite Ninja Turtle, a character named Leonardo.

The Navy mom wore the costume over her fatigues, and joined the party at the bowling alley it was taking place in.

The birthday boy, Scottie, was excited to see his favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle walk through the door. But he — and his siblings — were even more surprised to see the character remove part of the costume only to reveal that his mom was the hiding under it the whole time!

Watch the clip to see the children’s emotional reunion with their mom. Three of them rush to hug Mom except for Scottie, who is so stunned that he starts crying!

“We wanted to do something big and she’s missed all their birthdays and all their promotions, so we figured she’d come into the tail end and make a big bang,” says Tiffany’s mom, who helped organize the surprise.

Scottie now says that this is his best birthday ever!

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