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Indiana soldier surprises mom as Santa Claus

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BRUSHY PRAIRIE, Ind. -

A northeastern Indiana soldier surprised his mother with an early return home, masquerading as Santa Claus as she sat on his lap at a school staff Christmas breakfast and rattled off a wish list of gifts.

Video of the surprise

When Prairie Heights High School math teacher Kim Harris told him her son was safely on U.S. soil at Fort Campbell, Ky., after a tour in Afghanistan, he asked her if she was sure of his whereabouts. Her son, Army Spc. Ethan Harris, then pulled down his fake beard and revealed his identity, eliciting a hug and tears from his mother.
 
The News-Sun reported Ethan Harris had arrived back in the community about 40 miles north of Fort Wayne a few days earlier and hid out at his sister's house until Friday's breakfast.

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