Charlise Freeman, a single mother and an entrepreneur from Cleveland, Ohio, gifted her son three properties and $10,000 cash for his 16th birthday to help set up his generational wealth. A video she posted of the moment when she surprised him has since gone viral has been well-praised by people on social media.
“He had no idea what was in store….I was about to give him the foundation to set him up for success!!!!” Freeman wrote on her Instagram post.
Freeman said she has always been close to her 2 sons and maintains an open communication with them. She said her 16-year old son Taurean has always expressed his interest in real estate as well as being a chef and she supports him.
“We applied to a business program and a chef program for him to do his junior year,” Freeman wrote in another Instagram post. “He interviewed for both and was not chosen for either one, and he was a hurt and thought it was because of a # of reasons, but I just told him it would be ok we will go another route because MOMMY already had some things in the works, but I couldn’t tell him what it was because I was saving it for the right moment.”
Indeed, Freeman surprised him with an investment into his future when he turned 16-years old. She also expressed her excitement with working with her son on something that he is really passionate about.
Freeman’s post has since been viewed thousand times, with many parents thanking her for inspiring them to encourage their children in similar ways.