Grab a box of tissues, because Kim Kardashian’s birthday gift to mom Kris Jenner might make you bawl
Here you are, just minding your own business and going about your Wednesday when along comes Kim Kardashian with such a heartwarming surprise for Kris Jenner’s 64th birthday that you’re feeling all the things.
You knew when you saw Kardashian’s Instagram post that you should probably keep on cruising. But instead, you stopped. You pulled in. And so we say to you, welcome to this emotional cul-de-sac. Go ahead and pull your parking brake — we’ll be sitting in these feelings for a while.
ICYMI, Jenner celebrated another circle around the sun on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Since she has a whole gaggle of adult children who make bank, you knew something special was in store for the matriarch-slash-momager. But, really, no one could have predicted Kardashian would gift her mom with the one thing money can’t really buy: memories.
Kardashian took to Instagram on her mom’s special day to share the sweet surprise. “Today we celebrate my mom. Anyone that knows her, knows how sentimental she is,” Kardashian started, explaining that she invited Jenner’s kids and her closest friends of 40+ years out for a birthday lunch. Only, they wouldn’t be dining at the lunch venue the original invitation indicated.
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Today we celebrate my mom. Anyone that knows her, knows how sentimental she is. For her birthday I planned a small lunch, with just her kids and her closest friends of 40 + years. I sent out invites with a location where we all met. When everyone arrived, I told them I had a surprise and this wasn’t where we would be eating. I then gave everyone the REAL invitation and once everyone saw the address for where we would be going tears filled the room. I rented our childhood home. All of our memories live here especially with our dad. It’s where each Kardashian child was born and made us who we are. Growing up, the home had the most ridiculous wallpaper and kitchen set! I remade all of our table settings, decor out of the same fabric and print as the wallpaper. We had lunch at the home as if it hadn’t changed and we cried the entire time. When we walked out to get our cars to drive there, I had another surprise! I had rented every car my parents ever owned. I had some waiting outside so we could drive them to the house and the rest were lined up in the driveway of the house exactly how my parents used to have them parked. I even remade the exact license plates. (Yes my mom had a 2 DIE 4 license plate!) We drove to the home in these cars and relived our childhood! This was the best day ever. I am so proud I was able to keep such a meaningful surprise a secret from my mom and sisters for weeks! This was the most special, nostalgic day of my life and we felt my dad’s presence enjoying this day with us! I kept it together and didn’t cry the entire lunch even though I cried during the entire planning process. But at the end I went into my old bathroom, closed the door and cried so hard.
A video attached to Kardashian’s Instagram post shows her tell the group of women gathered, “Our lunch is not at the Beverly Hills Hotel today. So, open up your invite to see where you’re going.”
It didn’t take long for the truth to dawn on everyone, including a now-crying Jenner. “I then gave everyone the REAL invitation and once everyone saw the address for where we would be going tears filled the room. I rented our childhood home,” Kardashian revealed. “All of our memories live here, especially with our dad. It’s where each Kardashian child was born and made us who we are.”
Kardashian even went so far as to recreate the “most ridiculous wallpaper and kitchen set” they had in the home growing up. “We had lunch at the home as if it hadn’t changed and we cried the entire time,” she wrote.
But the surprise didn’t end with lunch. The KKW Beauty founder somehow tracked down every car ever owned by her parents — Jenner and late ex-husband Robert Kardashian, who passed away from esophageal cancer in 2003. “I had some waiting outside so we could drive them to the house and the rest were lined up in the driveway of the house exactly how my parents used to have them parked,” said Kardashian, hilariously pointing out that she remade her mom’s exact 2 DIE 4 license plate.
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Happy Birthday mama!!!! Today is your day! You are the best mom in the entire world. I don’t know how you do it! Seriously my love and respect for you grows every single day seeing how you manage to take care of 6 kids, a million grand kids and make everyone feel so loved and special. You’ve given us the tools to be the best we can be and have taught us that kindness rules the world! I can’t wait to celebrate you today! I love you so much!
Kardashian managed to keep it a secret from her mom and all of her siblings for weeks as she planned it out, a feat nearly as impressive as the gift itself. The secrecy was obviously worth it in the end, though, with Kardashian calling it “the best day ever.” She even kept her emotions in check during what was undoubtedly a super-emotional day.
Which, TBH, is more than we can say for us right now. Some sort of hot, wet drops keep falling out of our eyeballs. As you can imagine, it requires attention. And by attention, we clearly mean having too much chocolate and calling our moms.