The love that exists in mother-son relationships certainly cannot be expressed in words. But, it can be expressed in gesture and this recent incident is just about that.
An officer of the Indian Army did something special and unexpected for his mother. The officer dropped by his mother’s house to give her his final salute before retiring. The video of the incident went viral on Instagram, leaving many teary-eyed.
The video was shared by Major General Ranjan Mahajan on Instagram. In the video, the army officer is seen entering a house and meeting his mother while wearing his uniform. His mother is sitting on a sofa and is pleasantly surprised to see him.
As he reaches the sofa, he salutes his mother. It is an emotional moment and the mother-son duo then embrace each other. He also presents a garland to his loving mother. The Major General says that his mother made him “worthy of this life and uniform.”
The heartfelt video was shared with a caption that read, “Final salute to my mother before hanging my uniform. We drove down from Ambala to Delhi and it was a total surprise to my mother, who had given birth and made me worthy of this life and uniform to serve my motherland with pride for 35 years. Given an opportunity will always be ready to serve the elite Indian Army once again.”
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Retirement, particularly from the armed forces, is an emotionally draining life event since the service done is viewed as a selfless contribution to the nation and its people rather than a job.
The video has staked up over 5 lakh views along with a flood of comments, with users showering heaps of praises and wishes for the mother son duo.
Celebrity Ranvijay Sangha commented and said, “Smiley uncle, so proud of you! This is so sweet!”
“How beautiful uncle! Wishing you the best for your second innings,” commented another user.
“What a gesture. What culture What morals. Amazing. Reflects the ethos of the Indian Armed Forces and beauty Indian culture and traditions. No matter how big we become in life or how old we get, parents will always have the status of god in our lives. Jai Hind,” a third person said.
Many users also left heart emojis on the post.
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