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Single Mom Surprises Son With Their First Home

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A teenage boy was left jumping for joy when his proud single mom surprised him with their dream home after more than a decade of hard work.


After getting divorced in 2012, Nicole Aaron, 41, said she found the next few years tough. She did her best to raise her then-four-year-old son, Raynal, while also facing the difficulties of starting a new company and additional legal worries.

Over the years that followed, Nicole built a career within a physician agency – and with her life now on a more solid footing, she asked Raynal in the summer of 2023 to hypothetically look for a new home for them both.

The mother and son toured several condos and townhouses in Atlanta, Georgia, but none felt like home.

When Raynal set his sights on a townhouse he loved, his mother gave him a hard no, keeping her intentions a secret for the next six months as she worked on making the home a reality.

Having purchased the home in Druid Falls, Nicole knew that Raynal would not be expecting anything when she picked him up from school on February 1, as so much time had passed since they discussed the possibility of a new home.


Nicole informed her son that she had a surprise for him and asked him to wear a blindfold.

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When they reached the house, Nicole slowly guided her son up a flight of outdoor steps before bringing him inside.

With Nicole’s realtor, Lisa Bailey, recording, the 41-year-old removed her son’s blindfold, which caused Raynal to leap in the air and scream as he bounced around with pure joy.


Following the surprise, Nicole said she felt the years she had put into her career for her son had paid off, and she cried happy tears from the moment of pride.

Nicole also sees the home as an investment: something she will one day leave to Raynal.

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She said: “Instead of telling Raynal the truth, I told him it was a hard no to the townhome.

“Six months later, I randomly picked him up from school early, blindfolded him and guided him up a flight of stairs.


“When he removed his blindfold, he stood in his new home. The moment was intense.

“Before taking off his blindfold, he tried to guess the surprise several more times.

“I couldn’t wait for him to see the surprise. I started jumping with excitement.

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“I felt accomplished, proud, and excited that he saw the many years I had invested in Locum Physicians pay off.

“Starting a new business is similar to jumping off a bridge.

“On the way down, you will hit some rocks and branches.

“It’s going to be hard, and often you might ask yourself, Why did I jump?

“However, once you land, you will have all the knowledge, bruises, and confidence you need to achieve your goals.”

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