The Northeast Corridor Division recently surprised USMC Lance Corporal Matthew Benny and his son Mathius with the news that they’ll be receiving a new mortgage-free home at Link at Wesmont Station in Wood-Ridge, NJ.

Adding an extra surprise on top of the big news, Matthew’s best friend Christian, who he served with, flew up from Florida to be there! Christian was instrumental to Matthew being selected to receive the home—he wrote a letter of recommendation during the application process. Matthew and Christian speak almost every day but had not seen each other in person in 15 years.