For some of us, when it comes to our parents, there’s nothing we wouldn’t do for them. Take my mom for example–I’d give her my left arm if she needed it. Every single time it snows, I dig my car out and drive all the way to her house just to dig her car out–and living in New York City, it snows quite a lot.
Our parents have given us the world (and life, literally), so spoiling them is something we take great pride in. And, when we can truly make their day, it’s better than anything else in the world. An associate producer for ABC’s 2020, Maddy, found the perfect way to make her mother’s entire day and the way she did it will melt your cold, dead heart.
Maddy shared on Twitter that she took her mom to Sesame Street–yes, the Sesame Street, and it was “the purest thing she’s ever experienced.” TBH, it’s the purest thing I’ve ever seen.
The cutest thing you’ll see all week: I took my mom to @sesamestreet and it was the purest thing I’ve ever experienced.— Maddy, but spooky (@maddycunningham) October 28, 2018
Maddy revealed that her mom had no idea where they were going until they got in the elevator to go upstairs. She was clearly excited–someone seems to be a lifelong fan.
I didn’t tell her what we were doing/where we were going until we were in the elevator. pic.twitter.com/BO9gMzMQ0G— Maddy, but spooky (@maddycunningham) October 28, 2018
But, it wasn’t until they walked into the actual studio that Maddy realized how special this day meant to her mom. Just look at how excited she was to be at the famous Sesame Street.
I’ve never seen her more overwhelmed in my entire life tbh. This is the face of pure, unadulterated joy. pic.twitter.com/poKParIKkF— Maddy, but spooky (@maddycunningham) October 28, 2018
To make the day even more special, Maddy’s mom got to meet some famous faces from the neighborhood. She was not only shocked but totally stoked and moved. Imagine meeting the characters you’ve watched forever?
And then things got even more magical... pic.twitter.com/zZUeUJT83y— Maddy, but spooky (@maddycunningham) October 28, 2018
And, they kept on coming to say hello!
BUT THEN THE MONSTERS KEPT COMING. pic.twitter.com/Fm1hQxYxCr— Maddy, but spooky (@maddycunningham) October 28, 2018
She got to pose with all of her friends.
To say this was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen, would be a total understatement. pic.twitter.com/dPwu3bQeUB— Maddy, but spooky (@maddycunningham) October 28, 2018
And, through all the new friends, the magical moments, and the pictures–Maddy captured one that summed up their entire day–her mom with a face of pure shock and disbelief that her daughter would go so above and beyond to make her day this special.
Ending the thread with this priceless picture that says 1000 words. I love you mom. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/oZWR2hzMnT— Maddy, but spooky (@maddycunningham) October 28, 2018
Online, people were totally moved by the fact that Maddy went out of her way like this for her mom–who, clearly loves Sesame Street more than most.
The thing I love the most is how your mom looks all the characters in the eye when she's interacting with them. You can see her glance at the puppeteers - but she can't help it, it's the characters she's talking to ?They are more real for her ?— Janet P Lanet (@lonely_janet) October 29, 2018
Thank you so much for sharing this. I cried watching the videos, and I feel like your mom embodied my soul if I ever got to meet them.— If you're not voting Dem 11/6 why are you here (@spooloflies) October 29, 2018
This was exactly what i and the country needed. Joy and happiness.— Cathy McFe (@CathyMcfe) October 29, 2018
Dream do come true
This made me cry!!— narcissus (@matthewbeasleyy) October 28, 2018
This was so sweet it made me cry, gave me goosebumps, and restored my faith in humanity.— Jen Doyle (@thepoisontart) October 29, 2018
What a wonderful daughter how blessed love it ? ❤️?? Thank you for sharing— Clair Hill (@clairyworld4) October 29, 2018
This is the best thing I’ve read since before 2016. And I’m not crying, you’re crying... ?????— Dana T #RESIST (@smudgiesmom) October 30, 2018
This is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. ❤️— Deana Landrum (@DeanaLandrum1) October 29, 2018
This is the most beautiful, wonderful thing I’ve seen in a long time. Thank you for sharing this moment.— David Hansen (@rev_david) October 30, 2018
Such a beautiful thing to do for your mum. Wonderful thread, thank you.— Chris Thorpe-Tracey (@christt) October 29, 2018
YOU'VE MADE ME HAPPY CRY AND FEEL OLD AT THE SAME TIME COS UR MOM AND I ARE PROB THE SAME AGE. THIS IS SO PUUURRRE!— Mx Lilithe Magdalene (@LilitheMagdalen) October 29, 2018
It’s incredibly sweet that Maddy went above and beyond to make her mother’s day this special. If we can take away anything from this beautiful thread, it’s that taking time out of our lives to make our parents happy can be incredibly rewarding–just to see how much it means to them.