A heartwarming holiday reunion may bring you to tears.

FOX's Krystin Goodwin has the details:

This time of year, many kids across the nation are putting in gift requests for Santa Claus. Christmas came early for 12-year-old Dylan Workman of Strongsville, Ohio.

His mother, Julie, is a petty officer in the Navy. She has been in the Middle East for almost a year.

Dylan was at a mall sitting on Santa's lap taking holiday photos with family, when his mom turned up to surprise him...

Dylan jumps off of Santa's lap and into mother's arms. The mall shared the sweet moment on Facebook.

I'm Krystin Goodwin, FOX News.

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