If you don’t already keep updated with YouTube personality Tim Chantarangsu, better known as Traphik and Timothy DeLaGhetto, then maybe this video will convince you to do so. The 28-year-old Thai American rapper and comedian added even more to his 2 million subscribers with his recent, heartwarming act of generosity.
Chantarangsu begins his video by saying, “My family and my parents are a big part of who I am as a person and why I do what I do.” He goes on to explain that all of his efforts are to help his parents, who have constantly worked hard for him at the Thai restaurant they own in California. Despite the fact that he is not a doctor or lawyer (he dropped out of college five years ago to pursue a career in entertainment), Chantarangsu was bent on being successful so that he could give his parents the biggest thank you he could think off: paying off the mortgage to their house.
He pulls his adorable parents in front of the camera and, much to the delight of his mother, tells them he has a surprise. He then presents them with a check and is met with tears and hugs. According to USA Today, the check was worth $210,000.
Many Asian Americans can relate to the desire of wanting to give back to their parents who often sacrificed everything just to give their children a better life.
“He just paid off the mortgage for us, man,” Chantarangsu’s father says in disbelief. “But with or without [the check] you’re still the best son to me.” He pauses and adds with a laugh, “The check just made it better.”