Christmas is the most beautiful season of the year. It’s when families are reunited, people become extra generous and kind and is also the perfect time to give and receive presents.
One son decided to do all three to surprise his parents and express his gratitude for what they have done for him. When he handed his gift, his parents’ reaction was priceless! Good thing he caught the whole exchange with a camera.
Joey Trombone, who graduated from college eight years ago, is a successful app developer. He is the founder and creator of Videoshop, a video-editing application for iPhones and iPads. This application is such a hit that Joey was able to buy a really nice present for his parents last Christmas.
While the family was seated in the sofa on Christmas morning, Joey handed his mother a white envelope. He said, “I have one more gift for you – for both of you.” Surprised, his mother took the simple yet sealed envelope. Very carefully, she began to open the sleeve while she said, “it must be special since it came after everything else.” Joey remained seated and waited for her to see what was inside.
His mother took out a piece of paper with a list of three items and a tick box before it. It went “Raising Kids,” “College Loans,” and “Mortgage,” with all of the boxes ticked off. The letter ended with a short note, “Your house is paid off. Merry Xmas – Joe.”
Her mother began to sob in joy and disbelief. She hugged her son and repeatedly sobbed, “Oh, I love you. Thank you, thank you Papi!” As his father took the note, he broke down in tears as well. After the shock, he hugged his son and thanked him.
Joey shared the video on his Facebook with the caption, “Sometimes the best gifts come in the lamest packages. Merry Christmas everyone!’
It was a merry Christmas indeed.