Though they might sometimes be the source of great frustration, there’s no one closer to us in life than our siblings. Having grown up together, you’re bound by blood—and a treasure trove of embarrassing memories.

For three long years, Elizabeth Rader spent her day-to-day missing her brother, Shane, who was a soldier stationed in Italy. Then one day, she heard the dog start barking at something in the yard of their Gilbert, Arizona home.

Before she knew it, a stunning realization dawned on her… and her reaction was priceless.

When Shane Rader, a soldier who’d been stationed in Italy for three years, decided to surprise his sister, Elizabeth, he made sure she had no idea he was coming home.

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The look on her face when he tapped her shoulder was priceless…

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But the sweetest part is what she does after that…

What a genuine reaction! There’s nothing like being reunited with a sibling you’re close to. Way to really pull off that surprise, Shane!

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