Mom can’t contain her excitement at son’s sweet surprise

It's a good year for parents on YouTube.


Shadan Larki


Published Aug 13, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 6:54 pm CDT

Sweet ride? Sure, but an even sweeter surprise.

Corey Wadden, the inspiring entrepreneur behind the Millionaire by 25 Challenge, surprised his mom with her dream car, a Saab ’73 99 EMS, and caught her touching reaction on video.

It took Wadden six months to find a collector who had the exact car he was looking for, a copper 1973 Saab 99 EMS. Another six months later, he finally had keys in hand. He pretended to be filming for a documentary, brought his mom downstairs, and handed her an envelope. Try not to smile when she realizes her dream car is right outside her door.

“2.5 years ago, my mom lost her job and I set off on a challenge to earn enough money to financially retire her,” Wadden explained in the video’s description. “I haven’t been successful yet, but this is a big milestone in helping to improve her life. She hasn’t had a car in a year, and the one before that was falling apart.” 

Wadden explains that his mom, who used to clean houses for a living, fell in love with the make and model when a man she was working for would allow her to drive his now and again.

It’s a good year for parents on YouTube: Just last month, YouTuber Timothy DeLaGhetto surprised his parents by paying off their mortgage.

H/T Huffington Post | Screengrab via Corey Wadden/YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 13, 2014, 12:51 pm CDT