ALBERTA, Canada — Few hugs compare to the one a mother receives from her returned missionary after a long absence.
And when William Atwood returned from his LDS mission to the Philippines, he didn’t disappoint.
With a running start, the eager missionary and former high school football player embraced his mother with such vigor that they fell to the ground.
The family laughed, the security guards looked concerned and the video of the event can be seen on YouTube.
But what can't be seen is the relief of a single mother who completed five straight years of having children on Mormon missions.