LOOK: Military Mom surprises son as he poses for photo with mall Santa

(FOX NEWS)- A military mother who had been serving overseas for nearly a year gave her son an early Christmas surprise.

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Julie Workman, who's been deployed in Bahrain for 11 months, surprised 12-year-old Dillon when he was meeting Santa at SouthPark Mall in Strongville, Ohio.

In a heartwarming video posted on the mall's Facebook page, Dillon sits on Santa's lap for a photo. Workman sneaks up from behind and taps her son on the shoulder,

After a stunned moment of surprise, he leaps out of the chair and into her arms.

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