Developer of iPhone video editing app Videoshop, Joe Riquelme, has my nomination for son of the year award. Riquelme surprised his parents with what may be one of the ultimate Christmas gifts – stopping them from ever having to deal with Bank of America again.

In a tearful video, we see Riquelme hand his parents a letter simply stating: “Your house is paid off. Merry Xmas.” Obviously, tears followed.

This is what it’s all about.

[via Mashable]

  • iBanks

    AWESOME!!! Hard work paid off. Much respect.

  • AnoNymouz

    Saw this video and when I saw his name… I immediately looked at the App Store and searched his app. Didn’t even read the entire post and the saw that it was his app I had purchased and that it was him! Much respect.

  • Vighnesh Manick

    Buying his app just to support him for being a good guy

  • Cody

    My question is.. Did he edit the app using his own app “video shop”?

    • gittlopctbi

      That’s kind of funny. But the reality of it is, who cares and what does it matter one iota?

      • smtp25

        because irony

  • iNeedANameHere

    I just purchased his app. Merry Christmas buddy 🙂

  • regkilla

    Great app he created and an even greater Dev he is.

  • Poporopo00

    After opening this blog a million times a day just to see something new and no luck, finally after weeks i find something interesting and worth to read and watch.

    My respect for that guy.

  • john diaz

    If only there were more people like him in the world.

  • Rigs101

    Who put these onions here

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  • Jeroen Claassens

    Respect for this guy

  • Agru

    Something like this should not be online. It’s a private family moment, why did he post it?

    • WiseBlasian

      People are social media whores nowadays. And maybe this vid will help him sell even more apps.

      • Agru

        That’s what i thought. And look at these comments, there are people literally buying his apps JUST BECAUSE OF THIS. Wow

  • big lui

    this guy is the man much respect, brought a tear to my eye.

  • JoshuaHulgan

    That was very wonderful.
    Immediate purchase after seeing this video.

  • A man

    This guy is REALLY nice I’ll buy the app to support him. Thanks iDB for sharing this moment with us!

  • Elias

    instant respect.

  • Alberto Espinal

    I purchased his app right away!

    • solai

      same just saw the video and i have purchased it. Merry Christmas and
      God bless you buddy

  • Alex Rodriguez

    I take my hat off to you, Joe!

  • Jim Hart

    Went to go purchase this app after seeing the video, and discovered I had already bought it. Good job Joe!

  • hbkzara07

    Wow mucho respect to you men. Ur a blessing.
    Just purchased ur app.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  • Jeffrey

    Wow, I saw this video a couple of days ago on YouTube and some arrogant guy claimed that he as a big ‘private investegator’ and ‘experienced Reddit user’ was positive that he was a drug dealer and that he payed their mortgage with drug money. So much jealousy and hatriot against people who do good things these days, it’s unbelievable…

  • Armed in the Villa

    When the parents said, “Ay, mijo” — ALL THE TEARS FLOWED. All. Of. Them.

  • Hacker4life

    Much respect. I’m buying this time.

  • nonchalont

    That’s awesome! Much respect and a way to take care of family. It’s great seeing stories like this.