At 18, Kate Visser left her home in Oregon to study attend school in England 5,000 miles away. She ended up staying there after falling in love and moving to Canterbury with her new husband Peter in 2014.
On July 13, she and her mother Wendy Rice were reunited when Visser flew back to home as an early surprise for her mother’s 51st birthday, the Today show reports. Visser calls her mom her “best friend,” and they kept in touch through calls and texts.
When Visser came home, her mother shrieked in disbelief, and Visser told her, “Don’t have a heart attack.” Check out this video of her mother’s reaction when Visser comes home.