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Military son brings officer mother to tears at swearing-in ceremony

Officer Benning was brought to tears when her military son surprised her during her swearing-in ceremony. According to the Irving Police Department, Benning hadn't seen her son in more than two years. (Provided Photo/Irving Police Department)

IRVING, Texas (WISH) — A video from a Texas police officer’s swearing-in ceremony has gone viral for all the right reasons.

Officer Benning with the Irving Police Department was sworn in during a ceremony Thursday.

“All swearing-in ceremonies are special but every once in a while one tugs at your heart strings a little more than others,” said the department on their official Facebook page.

Why was this particular ceremony so special? Officer Benning, who initially thought her husband would be participating in the ceremony, was brought to tears when her son made a surprise visit.

Benning’s son has been stationed overseas and his mother hasn’t seen him in over two years, according to the department.

In the video, Benning covered her face and tears filled her eyes when she realized her son was going to be the one pinning her badge.

All swearing-in ceremonies are special but every once in a while one tugs at your heart strings a little more than others. Yesterday, at Officer Benning's swearing-in she was surprised to find out that her son, who has been stationed over seas and has not seen in over 2 years, would be the one pinning her badge. #ComingHome #MotherSon #Military #SwearingIn #IPDCares #Family #VolumeUp #JoinIPD

Posted by Irving Police Department on Friday, January 31, 2020

The video has since been viewed more than one million times and shared by thousands.

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