She immediately flew to NY to take care of her daughter because, of course she did
There are many famous moms throughout history who’ve inspired us all — Maria von Trapp, Marie Curie, Maya Angelou, my mom (in case she reads this). But this past weekend, Shixia Huang looked at these women, cocked her head to the side and said, “Hold my beer.”
Huang, a cancer researcher, was speaking with her 22-year-old daughter, Grace Li, on the phone Friday when her daughter said she may be getting sick and also complained of a headache. Huang, who lives in Texas, was concerned about her little girl and decided to take matters into her own hands by showing up on her daughter’s doorstep that night to take care of her. Now’s probably a good time to mention that her daughter lives in New York.
Li posted about the hilarious situation on Twitter where the internet simply fell in love with it.
Me on the phone with my mom last night: I'm sick
Her: Ok I can catch the next flight
Me: Is that a joke
— Grace Li (@gracedli) March 17, 2018
In her tweet, which includes a photo of Li and her mom together, she explains that she told her mom she felt sick and that turned into an immediate offer to come visit. “Is that a joke?” she asked.
No. No it wasn’t.
You know that saying, “A mother’s job is never done?” Huang took that as more of an edict than a suggestion. Li, a high school biology teacher, told BuzzFeed that apparently plane tickets from Texas to New York were “shockingly cheap,” and so her mom “left work, went home and packed, and arrived in New York that night.”
Huang’s peak mom moment has captured hearts everywhere because if you’re a mom or have a mom, you know this is absolutely not out of the realm of possibility when it comes to having kids.
It's that invisible umbilical cord. If your mum lives until you are 100 she'll still cross the world for you.— Lynn Shelley (@lynnshelley5) March 18, 2018
PARENT. GOALS. 😭💕🙈 I hope y'all get to spend some good time together and that you get better soon!!!!— Aneeqah N. (@hianeeqah) March 17, 2018
This is beautiful, & your mom is awesome!— Uploading (@_hyppi) March 19, 2018
my heart is so full omg— Brandon Choi (@brandonjchoi) March 18, 2018
Cherish your mom, though I know you already do. Give her a hug from me.— ScrowlingSpaceAce 🍷📝 (@mcgarrygirl78) March 19, 2018
Li made sure to keep everyone updated on her mom’s visit and inability to let anything go, because you never know when a small headache could turn into something more sinister and that shit’s not going down on Huang’s watch:
The first thing she did was zip me to her doctor friend I was like "mom it's fine I'm sure this stabby head pain will pass" and she was like LOL TIME TO SCHEDULE A CT SCAAAAANNNN— Grace Li (@gracedli) March 17, 2018
SHE MADE ME SOUP THIS MORNING— Grace Li (@gracedli) March 17, 2018
Being a mom is all-consuming. We work tirelessly to make sure our kids are clothed, fed, clean, and especially to know they’re loved. It also means putting them before yourself a lot of the time, even when they’re grown and out of the house because no matter how old they get, they’ll always be your little baby.
It seems like Huang’s extra TLC paid off for her daughter, as she tells BuzzFeed she’s feeling much better. “I spent the weekend seeing doctors and taking extra-strength Tylenol and watching TV with my mom,” she said.
Moms — you can’t beat em.