She had been working for a year to build her first home from scratch and wanted to reveal that to her mom in the best way possible.
Most of the kids grow up and aim to put a smile on the faces of their parents who had sacrificed so much to raise them. Nyomi Jackson, a Florida resident, had a grand surprise planned out for her mother, which took almost a year to build. Jackson decided to prank her mom, Wanda Fields and her younger sister, Nia, by taking them to an Airbnb rental home, ultimately revealing that it was actually their new home, per Good Morning America.
Jackson shared the delightful video on her TikTok page @nyomispeaks, which gained 3.8 million views and went viral. As the mom enters the home, which she believes to be an Airbnb rental, she notices a few things, like a divider she had given to her daughter and an elephant painting that Jackson had for over a decade. Once Fields realized that it was Jackson's first home, she broke into tears and embraced each other emotionally.
"What many of you see in the video is my mom. She's coming in from Virginia, where she currently resides, as well as my younger sister Nia, to come to spend some time at what they think is an Airbnb with the rest of our family in celebration of my mom's birthday," Jackson told the outlet. "But what she doesn't know is that I had actually moved into the house within the last three previous weeks." Buying a home for herself was a big dream of Jackson as she was raised with her two sisters in a one-bedroom apartment in New York City.
"One of the things my mom has continuously imparted to me as well as my sisters is, 'When you have a vision, move toward it, move toward it relentlessly,'" Jackson said. "And I knew I had a vision of my family being in my house." Jackson hails her mother as her biggest superhero and reveals how she managed to keep the news of buying her new home a secret from her family to ultimately surprise them.
"It was important for me, despite the fact that I have been working on it for a year, that we all come to a singular place and we all revel in the fact that here's this house," Jackson explained. She added that she kept very quiet about her surprise and took all the calls in her closet. While looking at her mother's surprised expression, she realized that she did a wonderful job of keeping it a big secret.
Fields revealed that she was left overwhelmed by her daughter's surprise. "She never said anything and I had to come back home and look at the pictures and see, 'Can I see any secret in her face in these pictures?'" Fields recalled. "So, I was so excited. When I see the video, sometimes I go over and just watch it. It's like a pill you take that makes you happy. Everyone was celebratory of her, of her success, our family and friends from all over the world and it just touched me and it just made me happy. It makes me cry."
"For my mom to see me purchase my first house and do something really incredible, I think it speaks volumes to what's possible," Jackson added. "If you have a vision, you stick to it and you make it happen." People on TikTok community left tons of positive messages under the video and appreciated Jackson for fulfilling the collective dream of herself and her family, who grew up under hardships.
@4eva_tired wrote, "The beginning threw me off cause I thought she knew you bought a house and she thought you just took her to an Airbnb." @rx0rcist commented, "Every mother knows this sobbing. She's so proud of you she could burst." @hododarx added, "This is so sweet!! No, but how do you keep it to yourself for so long? I can't keep a secret to save my life." Jackson also made a follow-up video to share the process of building the home within a year and we can bet the entire process was worth it.
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