Acts of Kindness
Football player sneakily brings mom to dream home then reveals it’s hers
"It’s my turn to take care of you now."
Irene Markianou
09.19.22

Mecole Hardman Jr. grew up in a loving environment, but his parents were not able to offer him a stable home when he was a child.

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They used to move around a lot, and this is something that Hardman felt needed to change once he would be given the chance.

Since the age of eight, as he said in a Tweet, he had dreamt of buying a home for his parents, but it wasn’t until he turned 21 that he managed to do so.

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The young football player, who has been playing for the Kansas City Chiefs since 2019, became closer to his mom more than ever when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor back in 2013.

The first thing that came to everyone’s mind was cancer, and that’s exactly when Mecole had to go down memory lane and recall all the times he could have treated his mother better.

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“You think about all those times you did this or that and all the times you talked back to her or the times you were disobedient,” he told TODAY.

And, although the tumor was found not to be cancerous, it still required surgery. At that time, it was Mecole who drove his mother around as needed, and he basically did for her anything she asked for.

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After this adventure, their bond was stronger than ever, and once, a few years later, he became a professional player for an NFL team, he knew it was time to give back to his parents.

The one thing that his parents needed the most was a better house for their family. You see, Mecole has a little sister, who was then five years old, and he wanted her to grow up in a better place than he did.

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“I wanted something bigger and better for them, better for my (5-year-old) little sister,” he said at the time. “I wanted her to grow up in great house and great neighborhood.”

So, he decided to surprise his mother with a new house with his father’s help.

Mecole Hardman Sr. told him which house they had in mind, and the young man simply said “I’m going to get it.”

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So, when the day came, Hardman took his mother out for brunch, and then told her he’d be taking her bowling.

Instead, they were taken straight to the house of Mrs. Hardman’s dreams. When she saw it, she couldn’t believe it.

“She was shocked,” he said. “It was fun — she loved it.”

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The woman couldn’t hold back her tears, and all she could do was keep repeating how blessed she felt.

As for his father, Hardman bought a new car for him. In fact, he said he planned to buy something special for them whenever he could in order to give back to them the blessing of having raised him with such love as a child.

It’s just heartwarming to see children that feel so blessed and lucky to have grown up in a loving family.

And it’s even more beautiful when these children want to give back all this love to their parents.

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Head over to the video below to see how the mom reacted to the surprise!

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By Irene Markianou
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Irene Markianou is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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