In 2016, Daniel Knust of Wollongong, Australia, shared a video on Instagram of him and his brother, Jason, giving their mother, Carol, an early Christmas present. In the clip, Jason is seen handing Carol the gift as Daniel and Daniel’s mother looks on, while their mother yelled, “No! No!” over and over again. You can’t do this!”
“She was just astonished and couldn’t believe what she had heard, ” Knust remembers his mother’s response.
Knust expressed their thanks to their “wonderful mother who has worked so hard to provide us everything in life” in an Instagram post.
“This is nothing in comparison to the sacrifices that mother has made for us over the course of the years,” he went on to say. “Just a small little to convey how much Jason and I appreciate everything she has done for us.
This is a long-term goal of mine that I finally accomplished today after wanting to do it for the last decade. The importance of putting in effort to achieve one’s goals is a lesson that our mother instilled in us at an early age and which we will never forget.
The “small present” that Carol had mentioned to the brothers around ten years ago was in fact a BMW 3 Series automobile. “We promised her that we would buy her one someday, and we’ve been putting money aside for it ever since.”
It took the two brothers a total of five years to scrape up enough money to purchase the automobile. Knust said that his family “laid away a little bit every week anticipating that one day we would be able to buy her” (the automobile).
Knust revealed to Mashable that their mother brought them up on her own despite the fact that she was working two jobs.
When we were younger, the three of us were always getting into some kind of scrape, and Mom was the one who did the most to keep us in line.
To ensure that we could continue our education, she held down two jobs. As a result, we wanted to express our gratitude for all she’s done.
It is heartwarming to see children expressing gratitude to their parents in whatever form, but this sentiment shines through particularly brightly in the situation shown above, which involves the mother’s two boys.