At a pep rally for the Hattiesburg Habitat for Humanity House's for Hounds project a Sumrall student got an unexpected surprise Friday afternoon.
At the conclusion of the pep rally two-students were called from the stands to receive a citizenship award. Both students were handed blind folds, but only one blindfold was put on and that was put on Haley Hesson. When the blind fold was on a chant of USA, USA went up in the stands and in walked Haley's brother, Airman First Class Jake Hesson who she hadn't seen in almost a year.
"I was super happy, I hadn't seen him for a long time and it's a lot of emotions that went over me," said Haley.
"It was kind of nerve racking and short notice, but once Miss Cribbs told us about it we did our best to keep it a secret," said Jake. We did our best to keep it off social media because we're so family oriented, but it was kind of hard. The fact that we pulled it off feels great."
Hesson joined the Air Force in January of this year and is stationed in Utah.