This young woman returned to Pakistan to surprise her parents after seven years abroad, where she was studying to become a doctor. She recorded the moment and her parents’ reaction, which has quickly gone viral on social media.
The woman is heard saying in the video that her father and she had dreamed of this day for 20 years – for her to become a doctor.
In middle-class Pakistani families, women’s education – particularly studying abroad alone – is not typically common. Furthermore, it is a huge struggle for the families to fund this education due to modest income levels.
This young woman’s success story resonated with a lot of users on social media, who commented on how emotional the whole story was and celebrated her accomplishment.