A teenage boy paid tribute to his creative mom in a very sweet way.
On Thursday, a 15-year-old Reddit user named Eli shared a photo of the creative cards his mom, Kirsten, makes for his 8-year-old sister, Lucia.
In the caption, he wrote, “My mom goes out of her way every day to make one of these cards for my 8-year-old sister. I feel like she isn’t appreciated as much as she should be, but I wanted to share to you guys some of my favorites!”
Eli told The Huffington Post his mom has been making the cards for about a year. “She got her inspiration after my 8-year-old sister started having health issues concerning her ability to use the bathroom and her overall feeling ill,” he said. “She doesn’t use any photos from websites but gets the inspiration from drawing the character from memory.”
The teen said his sister loves the cards and often shows them off to her friends at school. The uplifting drawings and messages also help her get through difficult days.
Eli’s Reddit post received a lot of positive attention and rose up to the front page. Many Redditers shared their childhood memories of their own mothers. Kirsten was touched by all the affirmative feedback.
“I hope people see that our parents do care for us,” Eli told HuffPost. “And maybe those cards you got back then seemed annoying ― that was our parents trying to reach out and show their affection.”