Brian Byrne has been living away from home for the last 14 months, but he made a special trip back for his mother’s birthday on May 11.

The only thing is that he didn’t tell his parents that he was coming home, which made the trip home even better.

Bryrne traveled from Tel Aviv, Israel, where he currently lives, to his parents’ home in Ireland. But given his mother’s reaction, the trip was clearly worth it.

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