A Philadelphia 76ers dancer got an unexpected surprise last Saturday night when the team’s mascot ran out onto the court with her boyfriend, Sergeant Elliot Burgos of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Angela Destasio, who is in her first year as a Sixers dancer, hadn’t seen her boyfriend in almost a year. He had been deployed in Kuwait and Jordan for 11 months and kept his return a surprise.
Angela was shocked, and with a full arena watching, she ran across the court to Elliot, who was carrying a bouquet of roses, and jumped into his arms. She said, “It was unbelievable — I thought I was dreaming. I was shaking, and my legs were trembling. I’m glad he caught me because I don’t know if I could’ve stood up.”