(KUTV) — Here’s what happens when parents try to pretend they are cool, 18, and still think they can surprise you by showing up at your dorm by posting a selfie while laying your bed — only it’s not your bed… or even your dorm.
That’s what happened to McKenna Pilling, the 18-year-old freshman from New York City, attending Utah State University.
momma pilling at it again.
— McKenna Pilling (@kennapilling) 8:01 PM – 5 May 2016
Her mom planned to travel all the way across the country to surprise her with a visit. Only problem was, mommy Pilling didn’t know her daughter moved out of her dorm for the semester.
“No one was in there so she laid down for five minutes in the wrong bed and decided to send me a picture as a surprise,” Pilling told Buzzfeed.
Only it was the mom who got the real surprise after she realized her mistake.
Mom posted a selfie from a bed saying “Look where I am! Where are you?”
Pilling responds back, “Where’s that?? I’m in my dorm. Please tell me you’re not in someone else’s dorm.”
The mom sheepishly replies, “I am in the wrong dorm omg.”
At that moment Pilling said her mom immediately felt sick to her stomach and ran out of the wrong room.
Pilling took at screen shot of the text message exchange on May 5 and tweeted it. By Monday, four days later, the tweet received more than 13,000 retweets and 28,000 likes.
It looks like Pilling is less embarrassed of her mom and rather more proud of her going viral on social media.
Pilling and her friends can’t stop laughing about how much exposure the photo has gotten. The only regret from her mom at this point is “I wish I would’ve taken a better picture,” she told Buzzfeed.
Shout out to momma pilling for being hilarious and going viral on Twitter. Happy Mother’s Day, love you.
— McKenna Pilling (@kennapilling) 7:10 PM – 8 May 2016
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