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A Florida woman got a pleasant surprise when she picked up a ‘Welcome Home’ cake for husband who was deployed overseas.

The cake was free and came with a note from the Publix manager that read: “Please enjoy your time with your family. Thank you so much for your sacrifice.”

It happened on a sunny day last month when Alicia Jones went into the store on the way to pick up her husband at the airport.

He was home from deployment in Bahrain for two weeks and this was his first time seeing his daughter. So Jones got him a red velvet cake to say welcome home.

"When I went back to pick it up at 2:00 the lady at the bakery just gave it to me and said there's no charge and there was a note and I just started crying, and I said thank you so much, thank you, we appreciate those things," Jones said.

Her husband, Jonathan, is an electronics technician overseas usually stationed on a ship. This is his 4th deployment.

"It's just the thought that counts, the little tiny things, it's not even the fact that it was a free cake… it was just nice to know that people support and they realize the sacrifices that we give. We have two small children and he doesn't get to see them grow up and it makes me really sad but it's nice to know that other people care and they see that," She said.

Jones posted a picture of the note, and it went viral.

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