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#1 Hum

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 17:17

It's almost Mother's Day, and most moms might be hoping for chocolate or breakfast in bed.

How about your child paying off your mortgage?

One Canadian man did just that. YouTube user iProjectAtlas posted a video on April 29 of him celebrating his birthday—yes, his own birthday—by going to the bank and, from there, taking a mortgage-ending check to his unsuspecting mom.

Having saved for the last few years, despite making just $30,000 each year, according to Gawker, the young man said he wanted to celebrate the woman who gave him life.

"A large amount of her stress comes from that house," he says in the video. "She bought that house for us, for the kids, so that we would have a home to come to forever."

At one point, he says, he didn't see his family for more than two years yet when he came home, his mother was there, smiling, asking him only what he wanted for dinner.

While the video offers up a variety of touching moments, arguably the most affecting one is when his mother realizes what's happening. iProjectAtlas adds some on-screen commentary, translating what his Ethiopian mother is saying in her native language.

"Her: Tonight I will not sleep for fear of Dying of Happiness (Note: Ethiopian women can be dramatic)" he writes with humor.

And, perhaps like most moms, she tries to convince him that it's too much.

"You ask me who my mother is," he says in the video. "She's the strongest person I know." :happy:



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 17:20

Awesome. (Y) (Y)

#3 Scroogled

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 17:37

In contrast with the kid that attempted to rape and eventually ventilated his mom with a .22 for taking away his Xbox...

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 17:47

awesome story!!

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 17:56

Good people exist in this world.

#6 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 18:03

What a kiss **s, what's he really after?
Just kidding. Glad people like him still exist in this world. :)

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 18:04

probably one of the best Mother's Day presents ever delivered... :) :present: :heart:

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 18:14

Obviously he knows he's getting the house when she dies, so he's paying it off for her.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 18:32

Awesome story.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 18:40

pretty good story, not sure if it needed to be put on internet for everyone to see, but i am sure a little pride did not hurt no one, and we can praise him for doing something that is quite an achievement for him.

Obviously he knows he's getting the house when she dies, so he's paying it off for her.


i am quite a cynic myself, but your really think this is a motivation behind this event? i highly doubt it.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 18:51

I wish I could do the same for my mother one day !

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 19:02

I wish I had the resources to do it.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 22:02

pretty good story, not sure if it needed to be put on internet for everyone to see,


The story may inspire others to do the same. ;)

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 22:26

But how much was left on the mortgage? Couldn't have been much if he could write a check for it on a $30,000/year salary.

Still very nice regardless of the amount.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:34

An awesome story and an awesome young man.