Son Surprises His Mom With Super Bowl Tickets [Video]
The Super Bowl is coming up in mere days, and fans of both the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos (and really, fans of football in general) are gearing up to watch Sunday’s match.
One Seattle Seahawks fan got the surprise of her life from her son when he surprised her with tickets to see her beloved team play live in the Super Bowl, and thankfully he caught the moment on tape.
Mike Harris tells the tale of his mom’s Seahawks fandom in the description of the video posted on YouTube. He talks of how she became a fan back in 1976, and has cheered her team on ever since.
How did this surprise come to be? Harris says,
Super Bowl time once again, and the thoughts came back that it was time to find a way to go! My parents and I looked at it, and realized pretty quickly, that there was no way to make it happen financially. It was just too expensive, and with my sister, and my own weddings coming up this year, it just didn’t seem meant to be. A week later I found myself reading a headline on Bing about the falling prices of Super Bowl tickets, a surprising situation attributed to cold and cross-country travel difficulties. Naturally I figured I’d take a look and price the whole thing out. PrimeSport.com, tenth row tickets for $1000 cheaper than a week earlier… Delta flights in and out of JFK with seats available for a manageable price… A hotel less than three miles from the stadium for a half-decent price… I texted my dad at 9:55am Pacific time and he texted back four minutes later. We decided to pull the trigger and not tell her until the tickets came. As I was purchasing flights with my fiancé Sarah, my best friend’s wife Jessica walked in and we started scheming to get Jesse (my best friend from Kindergarten to today) in on the action. Moments later he walked in and we hit him with the idea, and he loved it. Thanks to a random headline I saw out of the corner of my eye after giving up hope, myself, essentially my mom’s second son since I was five years old who she rarely gets to see anymore, and most importantly mom herself are heading to see the Seahawks play in the Super Bowl. Mom was there for the send-off of the Seahawks in person, with no clue of what was coming. She came to my house to see me and my dogs, and the FedEx guy arrived and I signed for the package. I opened it, and handed it over to her. 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.
I’m pretty sure Mike just solidified his position as his mom’s favorite kid.