Things are about to get emotional.
They say being a mum is the hardest job in the world.
For many mums out there it involves being on call 24 hours a day, doling out emotional support, financial help, career advice and drawing on an instinctive strength to protect their offspring at any cost.
But unlike a doctor, therapist, banker or career coach, mums don’t get paid a bloody dime. So on their one special day, we thought it would be nice to give a few of our mums a call and let them know how much we love them.
We rounded up a band of merry Stylist staff that were willing to shout about their love for their mums from the rooftops, and appear on camera while doing so, and asked them to catch their mums off guard with a soppy midday phone call.
So with no faff and no frills (and in the words of Stevie Wonder), each of our writers just called to say “I love you,” with a secret mission to see how their mums would react. And the reactions were, predictably, priceless.
Although all the mums were pretty delighted by their daughters expressions of affection, some questions did arise.
“Have you been drinking?” one suspicious matriarch chimed. “What are you after?” queried another.
But on the whole, we have to say, it was all pretty adorable.
From “you’ve made my day” to choruses of “I love you to,” seeing these mother-daughter moments is enough to warm anyone’s cockles.
Watch the video above and feel inspired to give your mum a call today.