A son from Pangasinan surprised his mother with a bouquet of flowers and an envelope last November 24, 2023.
At first, Mommy Laureen Velasco thought that her eldest son, Nick, was pranking her.
“Inutusan po nila ako rito na kumuha ng timba, iba po ‘yung kinuha ko, ‘yung flowers na po and ‘yung sweldo ko po. Nakalimutan ko po ‘yung timba,” Nick told The Philippine STAR.
In the now viral video on TikTok, Mommy Laureen can be seen jumping for joy after seeing what’s inside the envelope.
“Hindi ko po ma-describe ‘yung feeling ko kasi hindi ko naman hiningi sa kanya. Ang sa akin lang kasi ‘yung magkaroon lang po siya ng trabaho. Natuwa po ako sa totoo lang. I am amazed, I was really surprised. He did everything to make me and his itay happy,” Mommy Laureen recalled.
Nick later revealed that he wanted to buy a PS5 for himself and his brothers but later realized he first wanted to give back to his parents.
“Simula pa lang po nung bata po ako, siguro po it may sound cliche, kung nakikita n’yo po ‘yung mga magulang n’yo every day na nagtatrabahotalaga pong papasok sa isip n’yo na, someday, ako naman ‘yung babawi sa mga magulang ko,” Nick shared.
“Hindi naman po kasi ang nasa isip ko po sesweldo pa naman po ako ulit kaya pwede ko naman po bilhin ‘yun sa susunod, ‘di naman po mawawala ‘yung item na ‘yon, and to be honest nabili naman po after that nung Christmas bonus po,” he added.
Nick is an electrical engineering graduate and board passer. He currently works as a college lecturer at Tarlac State University.
He handed over his P50,000 first salary to Mommy Laureen last November.
“Sana he will not change, he will be like that forever, na malambing. Hindi ‘yung forever na ibibigay niya sa akin ‘yung pera niya. Kasi alam ko naman na may paghahandaan din ‘yung mga anak for their future. Nakatago po siya kasi pinaghirapan po ng anak ko kaya kung ano man po ‘yung ibibigay niya sa akin, sa amin ng tatay niya, ise-set aside ko po ‘yun. Para sa kanya po ‘yun eh,” Mommy Laureen said.
Nick explained that he was able to give his whole salary to his parents since he resides with his father, who also works in the same institution.
“Ang arrangement po is my father is also working po sa TSU po. Kaming magkakapatid nasa Tarlac, and mother lang po namin is ang naiiwan po sa bahay. Ang pagkain po namin and every day expenses, magkakasama po kami sa Tarlac, kaya hindi ko na po masyadong iniisip ‘yung pagkain ko po. ‘Yung transportation naman po, gamit naman po namin ‘yung sasakyan po namin,” he noted.
As of this writing, the uploaded video on social media has already garnered more than 2.5 million views, which has received positive comments.
“Kung gusto n’yo pong magbigay ng sweldo kahit hindi naman po ‘yung buong sweldo n’yo, make sure lang po na bukal sa loob po nila, ‘yung hindi po sila napipilitan or hindi po nila ‘yun gagawin kasi, sa akin po, hindi ko naman po siya ginawa kasi gusto kong mag-viral,” Nick said when asked about his advice to the public.