Ever since he was a sophomore in high school, Shakir Aquil has had the desire to enlist in the military. During those years, he used to daydream about enlisting in the military, and more specifically, about the day when he would return home unexpectedly to surprise his family.
“Ever since high school, when I was looking at getting into the Army and constantly watched the coming-home films,” Aquil said in response to a question from GMA, “I’ve always wanted to do it.” “I’ve been working on this for a number of years.”
However, L.J. Williamson, the man’s mother, was completely unaware that her son had been secretly preparing a surprise for her for such a considerable amount of time.
Williamson, a former officer from the Atlanta Police Department who was working as a school resource officer at Therrell High School in Atlanta at the time, hadn’t seen her son in more than two years.
Shakir had not gone back to his own land since the time of his grandpa’s funeral; ever since then, he had been working as an army cook in South Korea. Shakir’s grandfather had passed away at that period.
Williamson said that the first departure of Aquil caused her to shed tears for “probably around a month.” “This kid that I had when I was a baby — I was barely 18 when I had him — we sort of grew up together and I felt like a part of me was displaced with him being so far away,” she said. “When I found out that he was moving so far away, I felt like a part of me was missing.”
And ultimately, the moment had arrived for her son to take her by surprise by arriving at their house earlier than they had anticipated.
Aquil informed his family at the time that he would be coming to see them before he relocated to Seattle, but he provided them with a different date than the one he ultimately chose to visit.
At the same time, he had arranged things with the high school staff, and they decided that the best time for the surprise would be during the pep rally when Williamson would think that she was being honored for community work. They decided that the best time for the surprise would be during the pep rally when Williamson would think that she was being honored for community work.
You can watch a man who is a father of three expressing his gratitude to Williamson for the support he received as his family expanded and for being there for him and his children at all times in the video that can be seen below.
Williamson sheds a tear when her kid appears in a video with a message as a “special thank-you,” and this is enough for Williamson to be moved to tears. Nevertheless, the most shocking revelation was still to come.