I just saw my first Mother’s Day ad of the year.
So, it’s time for the annual reminder.
If you do not know somebody, do not tell them to call their mother.
Do not remind them how much they should love their mother.
Do not, above all, try to guilt trip them into calling their mother.
You do not know if that person’s mother is still alive.
You do not know if that person’s mother was a horrible abuser they had to fight to get away from.
If you do not know their circumstances with their mother, do not tell them to call her.
The first Mother’s Day after losing your mother is indescribably painful without people pulling that crap.
The second is a little better, and the third, but the deluge of ads and reminders from the media is bad enough without random people on the internet joining in.
Please don’t do it.