Airman Surprises Sister At Graduation After 3 Years Apart

A shocked student received the ultimate graduation gift as she was surprised by her airman brother who she hadn’t seen in three years. Makayla Twigg was completely unaware of the events in store as she posed for family photographs at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Then, while Makayla, 22, from Buffalo, New York, stood for the cameras, her brother Airman 1st Class Daylon Twigg, emerged from behind a screen. Makayla, who is extremely close to her brother, let out a loud yell of disbelief, before diving into her loving brother’s arms. Daylon had been stationed in Misawa, Japan, for the past two years before being based in Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Ahead of the graduation ceremony, which took place on May 11, Daylon had broken the news to Makayla that unfortunately he could not make it. Having waited backstage during the commencement program, Daylon then pulled off the big surprise after Makayla had crossed the stage and shaken hands with the university president.
Release Status:
TV & Digital
Location: Searcy, Arkansas, USA
  • Date Acquired05-23-2019
  • Date Filmed05-11-2019
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

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