The Colerain Fire Department may have told a little white lie this Holiday Season, but we're letting this one go.
Private First Class Rodney Allen, with the help of Colerain FD, was able to surprise his mother after returning home from duty.
The reunion was all caught on camera.
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The Colerain Fire Department told Ms. Allen that they were taking pictures with business leaders from around the area in front of the new fire truck, according to the department's Facebook page.
What Ms. Allen got instead was a memory for a lifetime.
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