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El Centro mom gets a surprise

(It worked just like on TV)…A lot of emotion and a lot of Happy tears.

Everybody has seen it on the Internet, TV commercials and on television shows. A returning soldier surprises a family member with their return from over-seas. Army PFC Christian Macias of El Centro had been deployed to Korea. His coach at Joe’s Powerhouse Gym thought it would be fun to surprise the 22-year cold’s mother Lisa McKenzie. The surprise was set for this weekend. Macias and his girlfriend drove to El Centro, where Mckenzie was being shown some maneuvers at the gym. Macias walked in and completely surprised his mother. Lisa gasped and clutched her son, hugging him for what seemed like forever. She later said she did not think she would get to see him until June.