A concerned American ‘mother of a traveller’ got more than she bargained for after addressing Australia in a Reddit post asking the nation to take care of her daughter during an upcoming holiday.
Under the username MoonOra, the anxious parent explained her daughter and boyfriend had been saving up for years to afford a 14-day-long vacation Down Under.
Though she felt excited for the pair and ‘proud of their hard work’, she couldn’t let them go before putting out an Australia-wide plea to keep them safe.
The mother’s emotive post detailed her grave fears the young lovers, as they were to set off on their ‘trip of a life time before settling down.’
‘Dear Australia, for the average, hardworking American it is a dream to visit your beautiful land. A dream that most of us will never have the privilege of knowing,’ she wrote.
A concerned American ‘mother of a traveler’ made an emotional plea to the whole of Australia in a Reddit post asking the nation to look after her daughter while she’s on holiday
‘However, my daughter has taken my life experiences and mom wisdom to heart. She and her boyfriend has worked hard and saved for years. Next month, they will be coming to your amazing country to spend 14 days on the trip of a life time before settling down.
‘We use this the term “trip of a life time” for travel that the majority of us will never experience and can only dream about. Australia is a favorite destination for many who will never see it.
‘I am so excited for my daughter and her boyfriend. I am proud of their hard work and planning. This is truly a big deal. Please keep them safe.
‘As a dreamer, I cannot be happier for my daughter. As a mother I am afraid. My little girl (who is an adult) will be a world away.
‘This is very scary for me. Please return my daughter and her boyfriend safe. Thank you. Love from every mom who has a child that travels.’
The anxious parent explained her daughter and boyfriend had been saving up for years to afford a 14-day-long vacation Down Under
But the post quickly gained traction and within 24 hours more than 700 prankster Aussies had lept at the opportunity to mock and affirm the mother’s concerns.
Several made sure to warn her about the common myth of rogue bears dropping from trees, with some alluding to most having chlamydia.
One was quick to take a stab at recent ‘unsolicited’ text messages sent to phones via same sex marriage YES campaigners.
‘Do NOT send an unsolicited SMS to people. We really lose our s*** over that…,’ the user wrote.
Unsuspecting of the underlying reference, the mother gladly took the advice on board: ‘Duly noted! Solicited messages only are to be sent. Thank you! Love, mom of a traveler,’ she replied.
One Reddit user was quick to take a stab at recent ‘unsolicited’ text messages sent to phones via same sex marriage YES campaigners
Another recommended the young travelers sample one of Australia’s most iconic delicacies.
‘Make sure they visit a popular lunch time restaurant called Bunnings and get an immaculate sausage sanga with sauce,’ they wrote.
It was also suggested the mother became familiar with the country by watching some movies; namely, horror flicks.
‘You should watch some movies based in Australia to really get in the mood! Wolf Creek is excellent.’
One recommended the young travelers sample one of Australia’s most iconic delicacies
Apparently eating a Bunnings Warehouse ‘sanga’ is a must-do while visiting Australia
One suggested the mother familiarise herself with the country by watching a renowned horror flick
But the mother saw straight through the recommendation, writing: ‘you are what I worry about.’
Some were empathetic of the woman’s motives and offered some practical advice to help put her mind at ease.
‘Honestly I feel like Australia is one of the safest places in the world to visit. Just tell them to be smart when they swim in the ocean,’ one wrote.
Others encouraged them to wear plenty of sunscreen, swim between the flags and to never fight against a rip if they’re caught in one.
Some were empathetic of the woman’s motives and offered some practical advice to help put her mind at ease