They all did not expect him to cry. <small> Cover image via Twitter @haziqsapu <span></span> </small>
A father-of-seven unexpectedly became very emotional after his children surprised him with a new car recently
Haziq Safwan Norzaman shared a video on Twitter on 20 June showing his father walking slowly outside to see a brand new Proton Persona parked outside their family home in Ipoh.
The 58-year-old man suddenly burst into tears when he realised the car was bought for him.
In the video, his daughter can be heard saying, “Dad, please don’t cry!” before the siblings go over to give him a hug.
The heartwarming video has gotten over 153,000 views and has been retweeted more than 11,000 times.
Haziq tweeted that he and his siblings, in turn, were surprised and overwhelmed when they saw their father cry like that
"The last time I saw my dad cry was when I took my SPM results. But this time was different, I felt so touched," he wrote.
“My dad is usually a character who loves to make fun, we all didn’t expect him to cry.”
The 24-year-old said he and his siblings teared up as well after seeing their father’s reaction to their gift.
They really wanted to buy their father, who works as an ice cream seller, a new car after his old one broke down last year
But the plan took some time to fall into place as the siblings first needed to sort out payment instalments and bank loans among themselves.
“Of course we did not pay for the car with cash, it was paid monthly among all of us. Those who can afford more, gave more, those who can’t, gave less,” Haziq explained.
In an interview with mStar, he said their mother was also involved in the planning as the car was also a gift for their 33rd wedding anniversary.
On the day the car was ready for collection, Haziq and two of his siblings had to tell their father a cover story about why they had to travel to Kuantan, where their older brother bought the car
<b></b>"Dad was a little confused at first and asked us how we were coming back to Ipoh then,"<b> </b>said Haziq, adding that they really had to pretend that day.
After the big surprise, Haziq said they went out as a family to have breakfast and to commemorate the occasion, they all asked their dad to get in the driver’s seat.
“But he was still reeling with shock and emotion and he asked me to drive instead. He said he wanted to calm down first,” said the caring son.
Watch their father’s reaction here:
<blockquote><p dir="ltr" lang="in">Last aku tgok ayah aku nangis time dpt result spm, tpi kalini lain mcm terharu rasa.Character ayah aku ni suka melawak, tiba2 bila nangis ni kitorg semua tak expect. pic.twitter.com/RYCErFtR9n</p>— . (@haziqsapu) June 20, 2020</blockquote>
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