Son pays off parents' mortgage for Christmas

A New York app developer gave his parents a Christmas to remember when he surprised them with news that he had paid off their mortgage.
Joseph Riquelme’s parents were brought to tears after reading a hand-written note from their son which said, 'Your house is paid off. Merry Xmas.' (YouTube)

A New York app developer gave his parents a Christmas to remember when he surprised them with news that he had paid off their mortgage.

Joe Riquelme posted a video on YouTube of himself and his parents, taken on Christmas Day, when they opened an envelope that contained a hand-written note saying, "Your house is paid off, Merry Xmas — Joe."

By Saturday morning, the video had more than 1.7 million views.

Watch as Riquelme, creator of the video-editing app Videoshop, passes the envelope to his mother to read.

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