The Tennessee football program produced a touching and surprising Mother’s Day tribute on Sunday.

The Vols posted a video on social media of players writing letters to their mothers telling them how much they mean to them. What the players didn’t know is that their moms were watching from behind on the big screen in the Ray and Lucy Hand Digital Studio.

Among the players taking part in the Mother’s Day special were: Todd Kelly Jr., Brett Kendrick, Micah Abernathy, Darrin Kirkland Jr., Kendal Vickers, Rashaan Gaulden and brothers Ethan and Eli Wolf.

“Dear Momma. Just wanted you to know how much I love you and appreciate you. There aren’t enough words in the world to describe what you have meant to me and the rest of the family,” Kendrick wrote to his mother, Beth.

“You have been my rock for 21 years and counting and I just want to thank you for always being there for me,” Vickers wrote to his mother, Cynthia.

“Your smile is one in a million and I appreciate you more and more every day,” Kirkland wrote to his mother, Stephanie.

“To the most amazing women in the world. Happy Mother’s Day,” Gaulden wrote to his mother, Cassandra.

“I will always have you in my heart, and I love you mom. Your son TK,” Kelly wrote to his mother, Renee.

After they read the letters, the players turned around and saw their mother staring back at them.

“Ha, ha. What’s up, Momma?” Kirkland said.

“I didn’t know ya’ll had her on the phone.” Kelly Jr. said.

Vickers received the biggest surprise. After he was done reading his letter out loud, his mother walked into the studio. Vickers gave her a big hug and began crying.