Whoever says school isn’t hard is a liar and ought to be burned at the stake. Just kidding. But really. School is hard.
While it’s difficult enough to pass your classes as it is, it really doesn’t help when you add the stress of everything else to it — your social life, your extracurriculars and, perhaps most importantly, your parents.
That Perfect 4.0 GPA
High schooler Hannah Cho aims to get that 4.0 GPA. She doesn’t just hope for that perfect grade, she puts in the work. So when an upcoming math test came around, she got to it. After studying hours on end, she felt that she’d be able to hit that perfect grade.
“My ultimate goal was to get the perfect GPA, a 4.0, so getting a B for me personally was unacceptable.”
Hannah was shocked. All that studying and she got a B. Getting a B was by no means a bad grade, but for Hannah who holds her grades in high regard, it was a fail.
This high schooler then did what any disappointed teen would do. She sent a Snap to her mom. Yes, you read it correctly, this mom Snapchats with her daughter.
Hannah’s mother’s response was priceless. In her response, she showed what mothers represent: unwavering love and affection. Her mother didn’t care about the grade or her GPA. She cared about her daughter’s happiness.
“She is the most powerful influence in my life and continues to love me unconditionally.”
For Hannah, this is what she needed. Not someone to put her down, but someone to comfort her. Her mom even joked that, “I care when you get hungry even if you get hungry every 2 hours.” It’s these moments when we realize how human our moms are. No matter how old we are, they care and worry about our happiness.
After Cho’s tweet went viral — it’s racked up nearly 4,000 retweets and 13,200 likes — she told Buzzfeed that her mom motivates her positively, without pressure: “My mom encouraged me with her positivity to try my hardest in school,” she said. “She never asks me to do homework, asks for my grades, or do chores because she trusts me to do so.”
And let us tell you, people are loving Cho’s mom right now.
— Ama (@Coolasf_A) March 21, 2017
@imhannahcho why can’t my mom be like this ughhhhhh
— ㅤ (@maadixoxo) March 19, 2017
@imhannahcho my mom never texts me back
— Manuel Gonzalez (@mannynation73) March 18, 2017
— julz (@damnitjulz) March 18, 2017
Here’s to hoping that someday I might have the privilege to be that cool of a parent, and that my children will also care about our Snapchat streak as much as I will.