For the First Time in Their Lives, My Parents ‘Enter’ Aeroplane: Lady Shares Photos, Says They Once Suffered

For the First Time in Their Lives, My Parents ‘Enter’ Aeroplane: Lady Shares Photos, Says They Once Suffered

  • A Nigerian lady, Mary Ogundimu, has shared photos of her parents at the airport, saying it was the first time they boarded a plane
  • The lady relived how his parents both made sacrifices for their children despite being a mechanic and petty trader
  • Many people who read her story on LinkedIn were inspired as they said they hope to do the same thing for their families

A young lady, Mary Ogundimu, has gone on LinkedIn to share how her parents’ many sacrifices for their children were rewarded.

She said for the first time in their decades’ long life, they got a treat of boarding an aeroplane.

She said it is the first time her parents would be boarding a plane.
Many people said her story brought tears into their eyes. Photo source: Mary Ogundimu
Source: UGC

A humble background

Mary said that she does not care that many may wonder that she is making a big deal out of air travel. The lady revealed that her dad is a mechanic and her mother is a petty trader.

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While growing up, she relived the many times she would 'fly' okada in Lagos just to catch up with interviews that were later missed.

What a lovely father

Mary narrated the times her father would go to bed hungry just to make sure that his children were well-fed.

She prayed for all those who are willing to do something big for their parents but do not have the means, saying God will bless them accordingly.

Below are some of the reactions to her post:

Chikezie Nwosu said:

"So very heartwarming!! Tell your story abeg - people wey no wan read am or hear am should shift!"

Vivian A. Anegbe said:

"I teared up at this esp. when you got to the part about your dad thank you for posting, ma. ‍♀️ This really just inspired a silent prayer in my heart that God blesses me enough to be a blessing to my family."

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Ehi Iden said:

"Mary Ogundimu, this was not the kind of story i was looking for on LinkedIn this noon but this was what God wanted me to see because He knew if i read this, i will have time to reflect on where i am also coming from."

Man flew his father for the first time

Meanwhile, earlier reported that as the doors to an aircraft shut and passengers got into the mood for the flight from Charleston to Miami, 34-year-old pilot Anselm Winston stood up to make an important announcement.

Looking at the curious passengers, Winston informed them that onboard the aircraft was a VIP who needed to be recognised.

He said:

“So a little bit about this VIP, he hails from Kingston, Jamaica, born in the small town of Portmore, Jamaica. And that VIP that I’m talking about is my father."


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Joseph Omotayo (HOD Human-Interest) Joseph Omotayo has been writing for the human interest desk since 2019 and is currently the head of the desk. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, with a degree in Literature in English in 2016. He once worked for Afridiaspora, OlisaTV & CLR. He is a 2022/2023 Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking fellow. He can be reached via:

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