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Cousin surprises family members before being deployed

It's looks like a presidential visit. But it's not the president of the United States, it's U.S. Army Specialist Brittany Block surprising her young cousins before deployment.

The-21-year-old is close to 8- and 9-year-old Luci and Lola. But military training kept her away from the girls for two years.

Brittany said, "Lola has always wanted asked my aunt if I can come and have lunch with her." The girls' school, The King's Academy, helped make that wish come true.

Jen Riley, Brittany's aunt said, "They love their cousin, she's their real life hero. So then when we found out she would be deployed we just really wanted to see her." Lola added,  "She is very nice, loving and she's just a really important part of my life," Jen Riley, Brittany's aunt.

Due to security reasons, their military cousin can't tell them where she's going, what she will be doing or how long she'll be gone. For now, the day is bittersweet seeing her, but then having to say goodbye again.

"Everybody just out of the goodness of their hearts just made this happen to just make this so super special for the girls. Is just really a memory they will have for a lifetime", said Jen.


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