South African Mom Surprises Son With iPad for His Birthday in a TikTok Video

South African Mom Surprises Son With iPad for His Birthday in a TikTok Video

  • A woman took to social media to share a video of how she put a smile on her son's face
  • The clip posted on TikTok shows the lady surprising her child with a new iPhone tablet
  • The young man was full of gratitude, and online users reacted to the woman's clip as they rushed to the comments to send heartwarming messages

One mom decided to spoil her son on his birthday and his reaction was unexpected.

A TikTok video shows a woman gifting her son an iPad.
A South African woman surprised her son with an iPad in a TikTok video. Image: @coach_nanaa
Source: TikTok

Mom gifts son an iPad

The footage shared by @coach_nanaa on the video shows the young man coming out of his room; as soon as he saw the plastic bag with the iPad inside, the boy was shocked. His grandma also entered the room smiling. As the video progresses, the teenager is handed the plastic packet and immediately hugs his mother.

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In the next scene, the 15-year-old boy can be seen in his room with his iPad on the bed. He then sits in the lounge area as he sets up his iPad. He was excited about his brand-new device.

The video attracted over 97K views, along with thousands of likes and many comments within one day of its publication on TikTok.

The young man's mom said the following in her caption:

"Happy birthday, my son, I’m grateful to have you as a son; you appreciate the smallest things ever, and you are such a hard worker. Keep up the good work."

Watch the video below:

Mzansi in awe of mom's reaction

Many people loved the woman's content and flocked to her comment section to praise her for her lovely gesture.

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Furiousvixen said:

"I love this… this is how my mother raised me… my agreement with her was that, if you are in the top 3 in the term, she would give me her Truthworths account to buy nice things for R2 000."

Phili_Yolo shared:

“But ke guys I’m also acknowledging myself… Well done mommy for instilling such confidence in himself. A joyful birthday to him, I’m sure he is having a blast."

Theo Monni Masalesa added:

"I love the part where he acknowledges himself, too. No one will move you out of your comfort zone. Believe in yourself."

Khumo Mwase commented:

"This is beautiful. Happy, blessed birthday, boy, and well done mommy, you are doing an awesome job."

Mom buys son iPhone as reward for becoming prefect

Brefily News previously reported that a proud woman took to Twitter to celebrate her son. The young boy was officially named a school prefect and his mom got him an expensive present.

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The chuffed mum shared photos of her son, and he was grinning from ear to ear. The celebratory post was soon flooded with comments as people posted their two cents about how she rewarded her son.

Source: Briefly News

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