Although Mother’s Day has passed, we feel like everyday is appropriate to celebrate all the loving mother’s out there. Michael Luangrath certainly felt that he needed to show his mother how grateful he was for all her hard work. Raising the bar for all Mother’s Day surprises, Luangrath decided to give his mother what she always dreamed of: a house to call her own.
Documenting his Mother’s Day surprise, Luangrath’s video tells us the story of his mother’s battle with cancer. Although she beat that struggle, the family was left with an unbearable amount of medical bills and Mrs.Luangrath resorted to working seven days a week at her small business to try and support her family. It broke Luangrath’s heart to see his mother living in the tiny space she called her home, so he decided put all his efforts into giving her a house.
Prepare your tissues and watch Luangrath give his mother one of the most touching gifts we’ve ever seen:
How Jim Lee’s kind gesture turned my husband’s Christmas gift into a memory of a lifetime.
I didn’t grow up reading comics, but I know a legend when I see one. I’ve seen the look in the eyes of friends and acquaintances when they talk about Jim Lee — whether he was their childhood hero, whether it meant so much to them to see an Asian name during a time when there weren’t very many Asian American role models, or whether they just remember being a kid so awed by his illustrations that they flipped back to the front of the comic to find out who the artist was. I respect anyone who’s inspired a generation of dazed looks and child-like admiration.