It has been a long five years, but they have now come to a close. Jacksonville State basketball player Norbertas Giga came over to the United States to play basketball in 2013, and since then, he hasn’t been back to see his mother.

That all changed when his coaches worked to get his mother over stateside and plan a big surprise for Giga. The reaction and happiness on both of their faces is amazing. The coaches are pretty happy with themselves as well.

They don’t do a half bad job concealing the reason why they’re videotaping either. The assistant coach plays it off that they want to document everything, even the film room.

A beautiful moment and one that Giga won’t forget for a long, long time.

[For The Win]

About Sam Blazer

Sam is a self proclaimed chess prodigy. He once placed seventh in the state of Ohio in Chess when he was in kindergarten. He will rarely if ever mention though that only eight people were entered in this tournament. Contact him at