1,150 miles isn't that far if you're going that distance to surprise your boyfriend. Ricky is in the Air Force Academy and his mom was driving up to meet him, but she took along his girlfriend Shelley as a secret passenger. When Ricky looked in the back of the truck, he found Shelly waiting for him.
Then, C. Maurice Armstrong III wanted to surprise his little brother and sister and his great-grandmother before he had to leave for a year-long deployment in the Navy. He and his mother timed it perfectly so he could catch his siblings off-guard by coming home after six months.