St. Louis Rams cheerleader Candace Valentine got a nice surprise as she hit the field Saturday for the team’s preseason game at the Edward Jones Dome. Her husband, a US Marine stationed in South Korea, recorded a “Soldier Salute” message to her that played in front of the whole stadium.
Little did she know she was in for an even bigger shocker.
During the segment mid-game, USMC 1st. Lt. August Valentine, delivered a pre-recorded heartfelt message to his wife and high school sweetheart.
“I’m so proud of you for becoming a Rams cheerleader,” August said in the clip as Candace watched from the sidelines.
Then he added: “I would never want to miss your first game – so surprise!”
At that moment, August walked out onto the field, embracing Candace as fans cheered wildly.
The Rams shared the special reunion through their official Twitter account.
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Candace’s role as cheerleader is actually just a side gig – she’s also a Marine Corps first lieutenant who’s currently stationed in St. Louis while finishing her Ph.D. in public policy. She also works as an associate at a law office.