Whenever we’re sick or feeling under the weather, there’s nothing like a mother’s love. I’m 25-years-old and live on my own, but if I’m feeling crappy, the first person I call is my mom. Even if she’s miles away and can’t take care of me, she tells me exactly what I need to do in order to cure myself (literally every single time) and sometimes when things are extra bad, she’ll take care of me like I’m a toddler again. Like, when I got all four of my wisdom teeth out and she made me about 15 pounds of mashed potatoes in a three-day span. No one loves us like our mommas. Grace Li knows that this is nothing but the truth.
Grace had a pretty bad headache and called her mom to talk about it. Grace lives in New York City now, and her mom still lives in her hometown back in Texas. Li’s mom said she could “catch the next flight out” because her daughter wasn’t feeling well–and, she literally did just that.
Me on the phone with my mom last night: I’m sick
Her: Ok I can catch the next flight
Me: Is that a joke
— Grace Li (@gracedli) March 17, 2018
Grace’s mom told BuzzFeed News that when her daughter called about a headache, it sounded unusual and she thought Grace could also be homesick.
“I was at work on Friday afternoon planning to work late that evening. Around 4:30, I got a message from Grace telling me that she felt sick. I called her and she told me that she had this headache and we also chatted about her day and her weekend plans. I felt that the headache was a bit unusual and that she missed home.”
The flights from Texas to NYC were apparently pretty cheap at the time and before Grace knew it, her mom was in New York by her side. Not only did her mom spend the weekend with Grace, she also made sure she “cooked enough food to last her two weeks,” before she left.
Before she left she stayed up the night before cooking so I would have food for the rest of the week! She packed me two lunches and bought Tupperware to store all the other food and now my fridge is so full.
Twitter users were in awe (and tears) over how sweet and kind this entire ordeal was–making it clear that truly, there is nothing like a mother’s love.
OMG your mom is the cutest ?
— Aneeqah N. (@hianeeqah) March 17, 2018
my heart is so full omg
— Brandon Choi (@brandonjchoi) March 18, 2018
This legit makes me want to cry. Your mom is so amazing ?
— June Hur, Queen of the Heo Clan (@WriterJuneHur) March 20, 2018
Moms… there’s nothing like em.
— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak) March 18, 2018
when I lived in NY for a summer, I got homesick and as soon as I told my mom, she booked a flight. moms rock ?❤
— jaim? (@jaimie_bell) March 19, 2018
Mom’s are mom’s… sheer love
— Hasan Shafi, Ch. (@mhshafipk) March 19, 2018
Moms are the best.❤❤❤
— Luke Warmwater (@D0CVADER) March 19, 2018
This happened to me one time! Moms ???
— ˈsɛlfseɪm [ sohl ] ??? (@selfsamesoul) March 19, 2018
Moms…. always the best?
— Cheri Amor (@cheribevamor) March 19, 2018
Mothers really are the closest thing to God!
— Laura Charles! (@mclaw3) March 19, 2018
That’s amazing – moms are the greatest! ????
— Nicole DragonBeck (@DragonBeck) March 18, 2018
Moms mean business!
— Michelle Ruiz Keil (@MichelleRKeil) March 17, 2018
One time I got a terrible UTI & the antibiotics made me so sick that I couldn’t eat or function. I had to go back to the hosp for severe dehydration. I live an hour and a half away from my mom but she made it to my dorm in 45 minutes flat to take care of me. Mom’s are amazing.
— Sierra Peek (@SierraJPeek) March 22, 2018
Omg I’m loling so hard because my mom literally did this. I got sick while on a semester abroad in Paris and she got on the next flight from Indonesia ? moms are the best
— Jesse Sutanto (@JesseSutanto) March 20, 2018