From the first step on campus to that final walk across the stage and every memory made in between, the college experience is unlike any other. For me, one of the most emotional parts about starting this solo journey was the day my parents dropped me off on campus. Of course, I was beyond excited to finally be on my own, but I knew it was hard for my parents to say goodbye.
While most of you can probably relate to this moment, one soon-to-be freshman at Texas State University named Avery Leilani had quite the opposite experience when her mom left her at school. In fact, Avery’s mom didn’t actually leave at all—she stuck around to make friends with the college football team and the internet cannot deal.
This is Avery Leilani, a future freshman at Texas State University.
Though she has not decided on a major yet, Avery says she’s excited about the diverse culture Texas State has to offer.
“I’m still undecided so I’m hoping Texas State can help me decide where I fit in because of how diverse it is! That’s why I really wanted to go because I heard of their PACE program when I came on the bobcat day they use to help the students,” Avery told theBERRY.
As part of the university’s requirements, Avery signed up for a summer orientation to get better acquainted with the campus.
After dropping her daughter off for freshman orientation, Avery’s mom decided to hang around campus and make some new friends—including members of the university football team.
She even texted Avery pictures of her hunky new squad saying “I made some friends. Don’t wait up!”
I’m honestly drooling. Get it momma!
Avery was understandably shocked by her mom’s new crew, calling her out on her cougar status.
Avery later found out that parents were prompted to get a photo with the football players for a chance to win scholarship money and her mom took things a step further.
“Actually the parents got to go down on the football field. My mom told me they said to try and take a silly selfie with the football players because whoever does wins a scholarship for $500. She said everyone was trying to hide that they were trying to get the football players in the background of the photo so she decided to just walk up to them and ask. It was the football players ideas to do silly action shots!” Avery told theBERRY.
She even decided to share her mom’s texts on Twitter.
And people were 100% here for it.
One user also shared a photo of her own mom with members of the football team.
Another asked about Avery’s dad and she had the best response.
It goes without saying, Avery’s college experience is off to a pretty epic start.