'We're going to the Super Bowl, mom!': Son surprises Seahawks fan mother with tickets
A Seattle Seahawks-loving mother is surprised with Super Bowl tickets from her son. (Mike Harris/YouTube)
A Seattle Seahawks-loving mother, amid the droves of zealous Seahawks fans at last weekend's Super Bowl send-off for the team, was not prepared for what came next.
Little did she know that she too would be heading to New Jersey to watch the matchup this weekend.
The woman, a lifelong Seahawks fan, according to her son Mike Harris, was in utter disbelief and in tears when he surprised her with row 10, endzone tickets to see the Seahawks battle the Denver Broncos at the MetLife Stadium.
According to his video on YouTube, after the SuperBowl send-off, his mother came over for a visit. That is when his plot kicked in.
"The FedEx guy arrived and I signed for the package. I opened it, and handed it over to her," he wrote in the video description.
Inside, his mother would find three Super Bowl tickets. In disbelief, she blurts out a "what?"
In the video, Harris says the tickets are for his mother, himself and his best friend, whom his mother considers a "second son."
His mother, still in shock, breaks down in tears (of joy).
"We're going to the Super Bowl, mom!"
In the video description, Harris writes that he and his mother wanted to go to the 2006 Super Bowl to see the Seahawks take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Detroit but "flat out couldn't afford it."
This year, he and his parents pondered Super Bowl tickets, but with his and his older sister's upcoming weddings, they realized they were too pricey to purchase.
But a headline about falling Super Bowl ticket prices piqued his interest, he writes.
"I figured I'd take a look and price the whole thing out."
He found row 10 tickets for $1,000 cheaper than a week prior, an affordable flight and a reasonable hotel.
He texted his father with the news but decided not to tell his mother until the tickets arrived.
In the video description, Harris also reveals that his mother was unable to greet the Seahawks at Boeing Field in Seattle after they advanced to the AFC Championship game in 1983.
"That night, mom wanted to go to Boeing Field to welcome back the Hawks, like I know a lot of people will be planning to do after this Sunday, but my dad wouldn't let her go," he wrote.
"She was pregnant with me, due in three months. She missed that opportunity, and the Hawks went on to lose to the hated Raiders that year."
So he hopes his surprise Super Bowl ploy compensates.
"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," he wrote.
"I'm excited to go see the game, but there was nothing more meaningful than to see my mom's reaction."
What is the sweetest surprise you have given or received? Let us know in the comments section below.
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