We call our moms for everything. We call when we’re sick, when we need help, when we’ve got good news, when we’ve got bad news… The truth is, your mom is your best friend and at the end of the day, there’s no one who gets you like your mama. Here are three moments that show why our moms are our everything:
A Mother & Daughter Reunite After 40 Years and It’s As If They Were Never Apart
A mother’s connection to her child is extraordinary and this story is proof of that. When Robin was fifteen years old, she gave birth to a beautiful little girl in Honolulu, Hawaii. That was the last time she saw her until that baby girl turned 40 and decided she wanted to trace her family history. Coincidentally, both mother and daughter were researching their heritage at the same time. When Robin received an email about a DNA match to a 40-year-old woman named Becky, her life changed forever. Immediately, Robin found and messaged her on Facebook. The two met and immediately connected.
“I was more excited than I’ve ever been,” Becky says about meeting her biological mother for the first time, “I took one look at her and it was like we already were connected. I felt like I knew her already.” This heartwarming story shows us all just how incredible and forever a mother and child’s connection truly is.
Tyra Banks Is Forever Thankful For Her Mom and Her Advice
Tyra Banks is one of the most well-known and adored supermodels and TV hosts of our time (ever heard of a little show called America’s Next Top Model?) and with a mom like hers, it’s no wonder why. On STEVE, Tyra and her mother, Carolyn London, made an appearance to talk about Tyra’s latest book Perfect Is Boring: Ten Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, And Being A Boss.
“This book is so raw,” Tyra tells Steve Harvey, “It would make you blush.” Tyra tells the story of being thirteen and her mother giving her a serious talk about the eight words to look out for when a man tries to take things too far. “She had me blushing,” Tyra says, but it turns out, her mama was right.
“Steve, I grew up in the dark,” Carolyn shares, “I was not prepared, I was not equipped, and I made a vow… that I would not let my daughter walk through life that way.” A mother’s love and wisdom are just two of the reasons why they are so priceless.
Jimmi Simpson's Mom Will Always Be His #1 Fan
There’s no support like your mom’s support- actor Jimmi Simpson can agree to that. “I have the most supportive parents, I could come up here and burp and they’d be like, ‘Did you guys see that? That’s my son!’” When Jimmi was doing a play, his mother bought so many tickets to every show that Ticketmaster called her to make sure she wasn’t a ticket scalper. “She kept going to support me and she would always bring her friends,” Jimmy says, “That’s hardcore love.”
Not only that, but Jimmi was rocking a pair of knitted socks from his mother on STEVE. “Socks by Mary, knit over 18 hours with love to last a lifetime.” Our moms are truly our #1 fans and supporters.
From the greatest advice, to the incomparable connection, and supporting us in every way, moms are the definition of “best friend for life.”