LeJuan James just made his life-long dreams come true of buying his parents a home. Luckily for us, he documented the heartfelt moment, and we can say it’s almost impossible not to cry. In the video, which already has 2.7 million views on Social media, we see his parents blindfolded in front of their new home.
Once their son tells them, whose house it is, everyone instantly begins to cry.
As we found out after interviewing the star, the story behind what led them to that moment will make you understand LeJuan’s drive to achieve this accomplishment. After many years of dreaming and months of planning, he was finally able to give his parents the biggest surprise of their lives. As the social media star explains, this goal for him stemmed from growing up and seeing how hard his parents worked.
But as an young, he was able to fully grasp all that his mother and father did for him and his siblings.
“When you’re young and naive you don’t understand how hard your parents are working. My parents would bust their tail working overnights, working multiple shifts and they’d alternate to take care of us, it was three of us. And you don’t really understand until you’re a little older, then you understand the concept of money and how hard it is to get it and how easy it is to spend it,” LeJuan tells E! News. “I remember that at the end of the year in 2016, one of my new year resolutions was to do that for them. I was able to invest into myself the previous year, and now I wanted to invest in them. It was five months of me working and planning with my realtor to try to find the right home to accommodate them, especially where they wanted to live and be around their businesses.”
And if you’re wondering if his parents had any inkling of what was about to happen—they didn’t. “They had no idea until the point that they were standing in front of the house. When we got close to the week, I had to tell reveal to them and say, ‘Hey guys, you have to tell your landlord where you’re renting that you guys are moving out,’” he says. As the funny man explains, his mom and dad had a lot of questions after that, “So, of course, they were like, ‘What? What are you talking about?’ They kept calling me trying to find out information. I kind of went ghost on them for a week, because they’re so good at getting information.
They know how to push the right buttons. You can even tell, if you check my posting schedule for the last week or two, I haven’t posted as much as I regularly do. I’ve been so focused on this running around and getting everything taken care of with the inspectors and making sure that all of the legalities in the contract were correct.”
This is how people reacted to this post:
Andi Cantu – His mom is filling him up with blessings. She says you could have spent your money on something else but chose to do this. May God repay you many times over.
BoxItUp! – It is super touching how he cries with his lovely parents.
What a blessing. And the shirt says it all God is Good!
Military Mom – Buying your parents a home…What a great aspiration! “Honor thy father and mother that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God has given thee”
Ngozi James – I know this was 3 years ago, but I’m just seeing this video. It was a random you tube recommendation, yet I cried, like this was yesterday. God is indeed Good! May God continue to bless you, for honouring your parents
Josie J Acosta – He is such a beautiful human being that has held on to his values, morals and most importantly his faith that his parents raised him with. Great job parents and he is right… GOD IS GREAT!!!!! AMEN! AMEN!!!!!
This Article Was First Published on eonline.com