(CNN) -- An Army soldier from North Carolina came home to several surprises -- but the biggest one of all was his much slimmer wife!
Specialist Larry Shaffer arrived home Wednesday, May 15th from a tour in Afghanistan.
Video shows him hugging his mother, and then his wife, Misty emerges near baggage claim -- and Shaffer didn't even recognize her at first!
Misty was able to lose over 100 pounds while her husband was away!
She says she hid her weight loss by keeping any recent pictures off Facebook. She says she only sent him pictures of herself from the shoulder up.
Shaffer also came home to a new house and a much taller daughter.