The George Washington University is a private university in Washington and just like every other university, the Valentines dance was fast approaching. However the mascot ‘George Washington’ had no-one to go with, so the female gymnastic team decided to let him pick one of them.
The girls formed a line and the mascot stood in front of them, he was quick to pick out senior gymnast Chelsea Raineri. He gave her roses and a hug, but little did she know, her real surprise was waiting for her around the corner. Her brother Army Sergeant Collin Raineri had been deployed in Kuwait for just over 2 years, when Chelsea saw him and immediately ran towards him and gave him a big hug.