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We ❤ the typical Yoruba greeting this brave Soldier gave his Mom after being away for a year serving in the U.S. Military



We can imagine the feeling! ?

A Facebook user Akin Opesanmi has shared a video of his brother’s surprise visit to the family after a year abroad serving in the U.S. Military.

The soldier greeted his mom in the correct “Yoruba way” before giving her a tight hug.

The trending video with over 140,000 views on Facebook is captioned:

Today is the best day of my life thus far. My big brother Femi just came home from a year abroad serving in the US Military. Got to surprise Momma Bear and this is how it went.”


  1. Halima

    July 17, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Bellanaija can like stories like this choi!

  2. Ms B

    July 18, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Sweet sweet

    • Sean

      July 18, 2017 at 11:22 am

      My favourite part was where the mum started praying and thanking God.

      Love mothers who pray

  3. person

    July 18, 2017 at 12:33 am

    awwwwwww. its not easy o. Thank God for him

  4. Vee

    July 18, 2017 at 12:34 am

    His* mum

  5. Browsing

    July 18, 2017 at 12:51 am

    It’s definitely the onions … where’s my tissue ?
    Glad you are back and whole . Enjoy your time with family. Wow , Mama Loves you 🙂

  6. Bebe

    July 18, 2017 at 1:15 am

    Seems to me he was doing a push up and not prostrating, which isn’t too weird given that he’s a military guy but in the same token, is also kind of strange because he’s at home and not in camp.

    • No Headaches Please

      July 18, 2017 at 6:16 am

      I know your ‘type.’

      Your ‘type’ will go to a burial, analyze the manner and style of death, cost of casket and depth of sorrow ‘displayed’ by each individual and even question if it’s truly a dead person about to be buried. ?

      To the left please.

      People need space to cut up onions all they want.?

      I ? this video. And that part where Momma was bouncing up and down was soooooo sweet.

      *Please don’t abuse me, I have a cold.

    • Sean

      July 18, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Analysis paralysis

    • Cheechee

      July 18, 2017 at 11:58 am

      @ No headaches, now you’re guilty of the same thing you’re accusing Bebe off. You are over analyzing the comment when nobody sent you message. After watching the video again, it looks like he was doing a push up to me sha so I don’t understand why your comment is getting many likes abi you people don’t know what push up abi press up look like?

    • tee

      July 18, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Foolish comment. Next time, don’t bother typing.

    • Damilola

      July 18, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Dobale looks like push up, so your analysis is baseless. And again, military people have some time off too from camps. Also depends on what rank and position. Beautiful video.

    • Bebe

      July 18, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      @Tee I’m not even going to dignify your small minded comment with a response.
      @N.H, first of all, my comment was not even that serious to elicit such a long winded attacking response. I stated MY observation, from my point of view. It wasn’t up for debate. Now if you didn’t agree with my observation, all you simply could have done was state what you were seeing from your point of view. You came for me with no facts or critical thinking whatsoever and I ordinarily would have let it go but the amount of people agreeing with your comment is alarming. Seriously can’t anyone in this country think for themselves these days?
      Finally, you’ll see that my initial comment did not in anyway take away from the supposed emotional nature of the video. All I did was state an observation and if that had any negative connotation to you, then you gotta check your comprehension skills.

      Over and out.

  7. Bisola

    July 18, 2017 at 1:18 am

    There’s absolutely nothing like a mother’s love! It’s absolute, undeserving and unconditional! Just lost mine to death and I miss her so much!!!

    • Bee

      July 18, 2017 at 1:31 am

      Awww I am so sorry to hear this. May the Lord comfort you.

  8. Victor Adegoke

    July 18, 2017 at 5:04 am

    So Sweeet!

    • Moyo

      July 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      Your consistency is A1

  9. Le coco

    July 18, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Naija mom’s and prayer sha! hahaha.. I love it.. your mom is so sweet..

  10. Chiomah

    July 18, 2017 at 7:51 am

    I absolutely love the video! I love her jumping up and down I love the fact that he still Dobaled even though “americanised” (sign of onye fa zuru ofuma) I love the right warm hugs , the prayers and all the excitement. Bless you momma and son.. Nothing like a mothers love! #iyaniwura #nneka #mothersrock

  11. Bee

    July 18, 2017 at 8:31 am

    hahaha social media age shaa, instead of you to go and welcome your brother with hugs and kisses its phone you are keen about. Lord help us with this SM addiction……..

  12. curios

    July 18, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Nigerian mums are just the best…They’ve got you covered physically and spiritually. Seeing the mum burst into prayers of thanksgiving reminds me of my mum.

  13. Funmi

    July 18, 2017 at 9:08 am

    This got me all emotional……Thank God for His grace over us. If you are a mother you will feel this

  14. atoskin

    July 18, 2017 at 9:17 am

    This is soooo sweet!!!

  15. Yoly

    July 18, 2017 at 10:06 am

    The runaway siblings ahahahahahahahaha!!! Oh God this is sooo sweet. The mama and her prayer. God is great abeg

  16. Sunshine in London

    July 18, 2017 at 10:08 am

    This made me cry as if i knew them. Such joy!

  17. Asa

    July 18, 2017 at 10:09 am

    I cried. See her thanking God immediately

  18. mystery

    July 18, 2017 at 10:32 am

    wow..God be praised..the depth of a mother’s love..tissues please

  19. Enn

    July 18, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Awww…so much onion cutting arnd me *sniff*, this is so sweet, I could feel her excitement like I was there.

  20. courage

    July 18, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Tears and more tears…..Mothers can never stop praying for us regardless of age. Nothing can surpass a mother’s love. This is so beautiful

  21. Josephine

    July 18, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    This mother/child bond is too beautiful.

  22. Fleur

    July 18, 2017 at 1:12 pm


  23. Anon

    July 18, 2017 at 2:37 pm No ifs,ands,or butts. Very emotional and beautiful!

  24. horpsy

    July 18, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    wow! i didnt realize the tears of joy flowing as i watched the video , until I started sniffing. I had to ask myself, is he my brother (blood). I do understand the joy of holding and beholding a loved one.

  25. gurl_wendy

    July 18, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Ohmagawddd these onions mehn….

  26. Ephi

    July 18, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    So touching, so precious, so emotional. God bless all mums xx

    His mum looks young and she has a great stature considering the hulk of a guy her son is!

    • Mo

      July 19, 2017 at 3:13 am

      Yes she is almost 60years old?.

  27. Fresh

    July 18, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Awww….this made me cried. Love of a mother is priceless.

  28. Mavi

    July 20, 2017 at 12:42 am

    She’s nearly 60? That is one spry Mummy!

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