AUSTIN, Texas - It was quite the Mother's Day surprise.
Austinite and self-professed "mama's boy" Jess Martin hadn't seen his mom since Christmas. He knew he was overdue for a hug this Mother's Day, but wanted to do so safely as his parents are both in their 70s.
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So Martin, along with other family members, ordered hazmat suits and drove to their parents' ranch near Waco for the tear-jerking reunion.
"Very surreal I got out of the car and kind of blacked out," Martin said. "I ran right up to her and just wrapped my arms around her and I could see she was crying as I ran up, so of course, I started crying."
Martin says he hopes his family's story will inspire others to hug safely.
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