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:
Ismalis Mendoza Maldonado – Congrats Lejuan James thank you for being a voice for Latinos and portraying our culture with humor and positivist. You are an amazing son. Sharing this with us just inspires the rest of us to do the same for our parents. If we think about all the things that our parents have sacrificed for their children to be happy and successful giving our parents this sort of happiness is the least we can do. Yell out to all the Latino families out there who struggle, work two to three jobs to provide for their kids and teach them morals.
Dana Fripp – There are no words for how I wept for joy watching you bless your parents. You’ve inspired and encouraged me to never give up on the dream God has dreamt for me, and to go forward in being blessed to be a blessing.
Alice Cordova – You are a amazing son may the Lord God continue to bless you!! You have wonderful parents they alway’s back you up that beautiful thing ! When I was the video this morning I was so happy for your parents I was crying to God Bless you and your family!!!
Lydia Fernandez – Lejuan James thank you! You are a blessing to my family. Who can have a frown after watching your videos. God has gifted you with a great gift, a unique talent. Above all, you always put Him first and He has honored your faithfulness. May He continue to bless you and your family! With much love, our huge family here in sunny Florida.
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