Celebrating Mother’s Day social distance style


MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/ Fox24) — With some mothers around the world not able to embrace their children on Mother’s Day this year, one kid tried to make it extra special for her mom.

Shane Eichstaedt is a senior studying theater at Northwestern University, and her mother Gabi was celebrating Mother’s Day without her two children. She is musically gifted, and wanted to share that gift by serenading Gabi with a song. A rainy Chicago day would not deter her.

“This mothers day I didn’t have a lot to give my mother. I think the gift of song is one of the most beautiful gifts you can give to someone.”

Shane Eichstaedt

She sang Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” and The Beatles’ “I Will”, standing while strumming her acoustic guitar and singing along smoothly. Gabi says she had not heard from Shane that day, and had no idea about the plan. After a quick trip to the store to buy roses and Veuve champagne, Shane loaded her car with her guitar and headed from the city to the suburbs.

“Having Shane there singing… she did such a great job … it’s been extra special because it’s been so hard to not see you guys.”

Gabi Eichstaedt

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