Here’s how to be a good son: call your mom. Tell her you love her. And when her favorite team makes it to the Super Bowl, do whatever you can to get her tickets.
Above is a fine video by Mike Harris, who surprised his Seahawks-loving mom with tickets to the Super Bowl. There’s no gimmick here, no surprise guest, no “it’s all fake so let’s just laugh at the poor sucker” twist. Just a mom overwhelmed with happiness, and in our jaded, cynical world, that’s not the worst thing to see every now and then.
According to Mike, his mom’s been a Seahawks fan since the ’70s days of Jim Zorn and Steve Largent. She was unable to welcome the Seahawks back to Seattle after a 1984 playoff game because she was pregnant with young Mike. Flash forward three decades, and Mike takes advantage of lower ticket prices to get her to see her beloved ‘Hawks in person.
“Thirty years after she skipped their welcome home for my sake, I was able to return the favor in the biggest way I could ever think of,” Mike wrote on YouTube. “I’m excited to go see the game, but there was nothing more meaningful than to see my mom’s reaction that I’ve shared in the video.”
Well done, Mike, even if you made the rest of us sons look terrible by comparison.