While posting on Facebook I happen to come across this video on my timeline about a young man who made a promise to his mother while he was in the 3rd grade. He promised to buy his mother a Cadillac Escalade when he made it big. Now I am sure as children we have made promises to our parents that we intended to keep once we made it”. Teddy Bridgewater made good on that promise to his mother. He made it to the NFL Draft and through many trials and watching his mother go through breast cancer treatments he surprised her with the gift he promised her as a child. With the help of famed film maker Spike Lee, Teddy made his mother so very happy and she was tickled “pink” with her gift.
It’s stories like this one that drive home the biblical commandment “honor thy mother and thy father” and not because he is able to surround her with lavish gifts but because Teddy was a student athlete that took his education seriously and he maintained high honors and made a way for himself when he wanted to give up and “be there” for his mother. Teddy Bridgewater was surely there for her and he did so by honoring her with his promise to get his education. Now that is the best present any child can give to a parent.
Check out the story as reported by New York Daily News:
It took more than a decade, but Teddy Bridgewater has finally gotten his mother the pink Cadillac he always knew she deserved.
Despite a date with his professional destiny this week, as he enters the 2014 NFL Draft, this University of Louisville quarterback took time to make good on his long-held promise.
“When I was in third grade, I promised my mom I would get her a pink Cadillac Escalade,” Bridgewater said. “Pink is the color that represents breast cancer awareness, so I just want to get her that big pink Escalade truck and see that big smile on her face.”
In a short film, acclaimed director Spike Lee documented Bridgewater and his mother, Rose, who survived a battle with breast cancer. The film focuses on Bridgewater’s strengths, both on and off the field, along with his mother’s strong influence on him and his entire team.
“First class all the way,” said Spike Lee. “First class Mom, son, athlete, production and sponsor. I couldn’t be prouder to have helped Teddy live out his dream of giving his mother, Rose, her pink Escalade.”
With design input from Bridgewater, the Escalade was painted in a custom shade of pink. Completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, the Escalade is powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic and a choice of two or four-wheel-drive.
The entry-level model starts at $72,690. There are seven color choices available but, as you can imagine, none have quite the same visual – and emotional – impact of Rose Murphy’s new pink Cadillac.
Source: New York Daily News