Just days after the Houston Texans drafted Deshaun Watson, the quarterback paid it forward to the most important woman in his life. For her birthday, Watson gifted his mom a brand new 2017 Jaguar SUV.
In an Instagram post, the QB wrote, “Happy Birthday Mama! I love you and you deserve your first official car! Enjoy it. Had to cop her the 2017 Jaguar! Blessings from above! 💯🤘🏾You my rock and my inspiration!” Scroll through the photos and try not to cry at the mother-son joy.
The rookie isn’t the only athlete handing over the keys to a new whip as a way to say thanks to mom. Actually, many professional athletes dream of upgrading their leading lady with new digs. Whether it’s keys to a new home, or publicly giving major props to the woman who sacrificed it all, these athletes have gone the extra mile for their moms.
Amari Cooper’s mom Michelle Green never had a car. Instead, she walked miles to work and errands, which must have made the Range Rover from her son that much sweeter of a gift. The house doesn’t hurt either.
I grew up in the projects, we didn't even own a car.. The whole story is way too long and melancholic, but just know a dream can go a long way if it's followed by faith and hard work. It took us 20+ years but now my mother has the house and car of her dreams. You deserve it mama, I love you. #JustTheBeginning
In January, Raiders’ Karl Joseph fulfilled his 8th-grade dream when he bought his mom a new crib. “He didn’t want to buy himself a car. Didn’t want to buy himself a house. He wanted to get his mom a house,” his agent Chafie Fields said to Bleacher Report.
I remember her telling me her dream was to have a big house with a pool, and I Remember in 8th grade telling her I would buy her dream house. Definitely one of the most fulfilling moments in my life. "Sometime she hate the way she raised me but she love what she raised, can't wait to hand her these house keys with nothing to say". #ThiswhatIgrindfor #momhappyimhappy #Blessed
Takkarist McKinley was raised by his grandmother, who paid the bills by collecting cans, and did everything in her power to keep McKinley away from the violence surrounding them in Richmond, Calif. Before her passing, McKinley promised he’d make it out of Richmond. That’s why when his name got called to the Atlanta Falcons at the 2017 NFL Draft, he carried a framed photo of his grandma onto the stage with him.
Roger Goodell fined Takk McKinley before he left the stage for cursing on live TV pic.twitter.com/BQFTVZUHsN
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) April 28, 2017
Brooklyn Nets’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson surprised his mother with a house for her birthday. “Being able to change your mom’s life, to be able to put her in a comfortable situation. … It makes that feeling in your heart go to ease,” he told the New York Post. Try to get past the 2:43 mark of this video without balling your eyes out.
During his 2014 MVP speech, Kevin Durant got emotional when he said to his mother, “You’re the real MVP.” What better way to reap what she sowed than by being honored as the sole focus of her son’s MVP speech? Yes, a mother’s heart can make any grown man cry.