Growing up in an Asian household where most parents are slightly more over-protective than others, how many of us lied to our parents about our first dates? I know I did..
Not to mention, how uncool would it have been to have your parents chaperone you on your dates? For this case, I beg to differ.
TikTok user @remydamak, Mohd Jasni Mod Noh, is classified as a pretty cool parent in my book when he personally drove his son some 250km to his first date!
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On Monday (18 October), Jasni posted a 49-second video of his trip from Sungai Buloh to Taiping that has collected over 60k views at the time of writing.
It all started when Jasni’s 18-year-old son met his long distance beau during the Movement Control Order (MCO) online, and they’ve never seen each other in person.
Jasni’s son went on to ask his father permission to go meet the girl since interstate travel had been recently reinstated. But like any other concerned parent, Jasni was hesitant to allow him because she lives in Taiping, Perak.
“I explained to him that I was worried because he has never seen this girl in person and of course I’m scared for his safety that he would get robbed or cheated on,” says Jasni.
Jasni instead agreed to compromise and drive his son to his first date, while bringing their entire family along with them, in hopes of strengthening their relationship as a whole family.
According to Malay Mail, Jasni said he used to have an unpleasant relationship with his own family.
But after the passing of both of his parents and some of his siblings, Jasni admitted that his world became lonely, which is why he wants to build a better relationship with his children.
The TikTok went viral and featured snippets of the road trip. One clip even showed his son nervously fixing his hair right before meeting her.
The rest of the date showed the lovebirds mingling at Starbucks while the rest of the family dug into some chicken rice.
Meanwhile, when asked if he would take the girl to be his daughter-in-law, Jasni jokingly said the decision is up to his son.
This might seem slightly unorthodox to some families, but I ship it!