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7 incredible TODAY surprises that will melt your heart

Eight times TODAY surprised viewers with awesome moments.
/ Source: TODAY

When TODAY aims to surprise, we go big.

Whether it's a reunion for a deserving mom on Mother's Day, a wedding proposal on Rockefeller Plaza or making sure a children's home has an extra-special Christmas, TODAY has featured many surprises that have left the recipients wiping away tears of joy.

Hear are seven of our favorite surprise moments, and tune in next week for #MakeYourTODAY, in which amazing people will get the surprise of a lifetime all week long. And show us how you'll make someone's TODAY on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #MakeYourTODAY!

1. A hard-working mom got a surprise from all 10 of her children for Mother's Day.

2. TODAY brought holiday cheer to a children's home in Arizona with gifts and groceries for Christmas.

3. Valentine's Day brought five emotional surprise wedding proposals on TODAY, including this tearful one between Halie and Nick.

4. This widowed father of two got a surprise getaway from his two daughters for Father's Day.

5. The surprise for these moms on Mother's Day came from their newly-pregnant daughters.

6. This Father's Day surprise for a daughter who hadn't seen her dad in 50 years left everyone drying their eyes.

6. A father who has been an inspiration to his children had a surprise reunion with all six of them.

7. A surprise guest who was an inspiration to the 2013 winner of the Miss USA pageant joins her in a tearful meeting on TODAY.

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