Watch Northern Ireland man's mum squeal with joy at his surprise Christmas homecoming
Probably one of the best things I've ever done, so glad to be home after a year x #christmassurprisePosted by John McAleenan on Saturday, 12 December 2015
It was a homecoming to remember for one Co Down man who gave his mum the surprise of her life when he returned from America for Christmas.
John McAleenan from Rostrevor has been living in the United States since 2012.
He decided to surprise his mum by returning home unannounced.
His brother picked him up from the airport and when he got home he got into position sitting in a living room chair.
They set up a camera to capture his mum's reaction.
And it was well worth it as his unsuspecting mother can hardly believe her eyes when she is guided into the room and sees him sitting there.
She holds her face and screams in disbelief before hugging her son.
John shared the video on his Facebook and it has been viewed more than 60,000 times.
He said: "Probably one of the best things I've ever done, so glad to be home after a year #christmassurpise".
Belfast Telegraph Digital