PORTLAND – A soldier just back from Afghanistan surprised his Blazer-fan mom with a unexpected reunion at the Moda Center Monday night.
Since his third deployment to Afghanistan, Glenn Furukawa’s mom, Sharon Wagner, hadn’t seen her son in over a year.
Wagner was at the Blazers game as part of a tribute to military families, sponsored by the group Seats for Service, unaware that her son was actually in the building.
But her evening went well beyond a good seat at the game when a spotlight shown near her section and her son walked out to surprise her with a hug.
"He's a wonderful boy,” she said. “Sometimes I don't feel like I deserve him"
The only downside of the amazing surprise: Wagner felt bad that she didn’t get a chance to clean the house for a proper welcome home.
The Blazers lost the game in the final seconds, but the family came away with that winning moment.