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Hardworking Son Missed out on Dream Car, but Mom Secretly Snagged It for Him

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A hard-working son who thought he’d lost out on a car he had been saving to buy was brought to tears when his mom surprised him with the vehicle.


Once Julian Holbrook turned 18, he began working hard to reach his ultimate goal of purchasing his first-ever vehicle.

According to Julian’s mom, Ora, Julian saved more than a year until he asked her to inquire about potentially purchasing a neighbor’s car in November 2023.

Unfortunately for Julian, the neighbor wasn’t ready to sell, leaving Ora to monitor the situation over the following months.

In a TikTok post explaining the situation, Ora wrote that, one day, she prayed that her sons would have their cars – only to receive a knock on her door the following day.

The neighbor, Ora said, was ready to sell their car, so she and her family worked on making Julian’s dream come true ahead of his 20th birthday celebrations on March 3.


On the day, Julian was called outside his Mississippi home, where he thought he was set to use one of his family members’ cars to drop someone off.

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But as he walked outside, Ora informed her son that he was taking his car today.

The gesture caused the 20-year-old to start sobbing immediately.


Ora’s video of the surprise resonated with viewers online, with her post receiving more than one million views.

The proud mom added: “Words can’t describe how I felt.

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“That was the only birthday gift I wanted. I wanted to see him smile and feel that unexplainable joy.

“My heart smiled, and his did too.


“He plans to keep working and get the repairs done.

“He’s just happy to have a car.”

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