Guy Who Paid Off His Parents’ Mortgage For Their Christmas Present Just Destroyed What You Gave Your Loved Ones
Gawker – Joe Riquelme built the popular iPhone video editing app Videoshop, and his project has been so successful that he was able to surprise his parents this Christmas by paying off their mortgage.
This is obviously great for this family, the dude, and it’s a beautiful Christmas moment. You can’t hear the mom cry and not respect and feel something with all of that. But I’m not entirely sure why everyone online is going nuts over this video. I had a great Christmas, spent time with family and gave some well-received gifts, travel was relatively painless, got a crockpot, really 100 all around. Then I see this guy here just fucking smashing all the gifts we exchanged in the face and changing his parents’ lives and I feel like a real dickhead. Even if his parents are living in a shithole he basically just dropped like 20 large on them and completely changed their lives for the better whether they were broke or middle class. Great for them, awesome gift, but completely undermines everything that just filled my heart with Christmas spirit. Thanks for overachieving, Joe.
Then again I guess if your dad looks like the Santa on a holiday version of full-sugar Mexican Coca Cola, you should be held to a different standard than the rest of us.