Not everyone can make it back home to see mom on Mother's day. Work, social engagements, a spouse, or an illness can force a doting son or daughter to forego the traditional in-person mother's day visit in lieu of flowers, a card, a phone call or a text message.
That's why Groupon, the online deals website, is set to take advantage of the busy lives of America's sons and daughters with a $25,000 offer that includes a 26-year-old stand-in male who will fill in for one lucky buyer on Mother's Day.
The unnamed Groupon employee promises 16 hours of "enthusiastic obedience," doting on your mother and completing common household chores. The $25,000 includes airfare within the continental U.S. for the employee to visit your mother, as well as a $5,000 shopping spree at mom's favorite stores, according to the listing.
But that's not all. The visit also includes a one-day stretch limo rental, house-cleaning services, a family photo and a catered, in-home family dinner for up to six people, including centerpieces, candelabras, linens and food.
The employee, who goes by the apparent pseudonym Johnny Cadillac, promised in a news release to make it an unforgettable day.
"While you can't really put a price tag on hanging out with mom on Mother's Day, we think we've found the next best solution," said Cadillac. "I'm incredibly skilled at all of the things Mom has always asked you to do — even though you and I both know they're for your own good."
The offer is limited to one per person, and the child stand-in has the right to refuse tasks that fall outside of common household chores. The deal can also be given to someone else's mom as a gift.