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A 3-Year-Old Boy Broke Military Protocol To Run And Jump Into His Mother's Arms

These photos are just too cute.

Posted on September 19, 2014, at 4:09 a.m. ET

Here is the adorable moment 3-year-old Cooper Waldvogel broke military protocol and ran up to his mother as she was waiting in line to be dismissed.

AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores

As Kathryn Waldvogel, 25, was waiting to be dismissed after serving nine months in Afghanistan, Cooper ran up and jumped straight into her arms.

AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores

Waldvogel, who stood in line with her fellow soldiers as it happened, said: "I was longing to hold him — that's all that I thought about."

Here is a video of the touching moment in action:

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