Starting a new life in a new country isn't easy. But when it comes to their children, many Asian immigrants will do just that in hopes of giving them a better life.
An emotional video recently released by Buzzfeed Yellow illustrates the sacrifices immigrants make, as told by their children. In the video, some told stories of their parents' financial hardships, while others spoke about the effect immigration had on their families' lives.
"My mom moved to America and didn't get to see her family or her siblings for almost 20, 30 years," one man in the video says. "[She] didn't get to see her mom's funeral, didn't get to see her siblings grow up with their families because she was living in America."
Another man spoke about all the hard work his parents chose to undertake.
"They took odd jobs," he says in the video. "My dad worked at a restaurant, he cut grass. I remember stories that they used to look for aluminum cans to recycle from the neighborhood."
While the video reveals many selfless decisions that immigrant parents have made, the clip ends on an uplifting note of gratitude.
"I don't always say it," one man says, choking up. "But I really appreciate everything that you've done for me."
BRB, we're gonna go call mom and dad.