COLLEGE PARK, Md. — As the Terps challenged the Wisconsin Badgers on the court Thursday night, a soldier was off the court thinking of a game plan to give the love of his life the ultimate surprise.
25-year-old Senior Airman Adrian Robinson was deployed to Kuwait for six months when his girlfriend, 22-year-old Raven Harris, was back in Maryland earning her degree in Sports Management.
The couple has been dating for about a year and survived their long distance relationship with daily FaceTime calls and the hope of one day being reunited again.
Their wait came to an end on Thursday night when Robinson decided to surprise Harris at a Terps Women's Basketball game where she was being honored during half time. Harris was standing in the middle of the basketball court when Robinson crept up behind her holding a bouquet of flowers before she turned around in complete shock.
"I really didn't expect him to be here today like I'm so happy though, I'm so happy," said Harris.
Although he told her that he was coming home on Friday, making an appearance the day before was an unforgettable emotional reunion.
"Words can't describe it right now, I can't stop smiling I missed her so much," said Robinson."It's been six months and seeing her face again is like surreal to me it's been a long six months."
Robinson says he knew the game would be a perfect time and place to make a comeback and win Harris' heart because not only did she deserve it, but she's a basketball fan, and there was no better place to do it than the Terps' House.
"She's been there for me," said Robinson, "As a military service member it's really tough to be away from your family and loved ones and shes been holding me down through the tough times."
Now that the anxiety and anxiousness of seeing each other is out of the way, the couple is now anxious to enjoy each others company and catch up on time.