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“Open Me When…” Mom’s Graduation Gift To Daughter Shows She’ll Always Be There.

Erin Percy shows the world her sweet graduation gift idea for her daughter on TikTok.

This might just be the sweetest graduation gift of all time!

Alabama mom Erin Percy prepared an adorable gift basket filled with goodies to celebrate her daughter, Abby Rose. The 18-year-old has graduated from high school and is headed for college. Erin shared the beautiful idea with her followers on TikTok in a video that received over 4 million views.

Erin wrapped each present inside her daughter’s graduation gift basket in colorful paper. She also added handwritten notes to the packages that said things like, “Open me when you catch a cold” and “Open me when you need a little me time.” Erin explained the idea behind the mystery items in a conversation with Today.

“I wanted to give her a few things for those important moments that I’m going to miss,” said the mom. She also revealed that she had survived stage 3 breast cancer.

“Abby Rose was my biggest cheerleader when I was sick from surgery, chemo, and radiation,” she said. “Even though I’m seven years in remission, I worry, ‘What if I can’t be there for her?’ Subconsciously, I think that had something to do with the gifts as well.”

Erin added, “She had a hard high school experience because of Covid – and I just want her to have an awesome, normal, college experience.”


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Erin also revealed the contents of each package in her TikTok video to Today. According to the outlet, an overwhelming number of commenters were dying to know what was inside!

In a follow-up video, the emotional mom shared how touched she was that so many people loved her unique graduation gift idea. She also directed her followers to the Today article where they could find the list of presents in her daughter’s basket.

Abby Rose is going to College of Charleston in South Carolina, which is a nine-hour drive away from her mom.

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