Local celebrities tell Catherine Robert from The New Paper about that one special moment with their mothers which made them tear up:
I went through a bad break-up seven years ago and I remember my mother called me at home from work to find out how I was coping. She could tell from my voice that I wasn't doing well.
About 20 minutes after the call, I was standing aimlessly in the corridor and suddenly, I saw my mother walking towards me. She had left work early to come home. She didn't say a word. She just walked up to me and gave me the tightest hug.
At that moment, I broke down. My mother and I don't have a mushy relationship so hugs were rare. That moment, however, was priceless.
- Ian Fang, 26, actor
My family never expected much from me academically. I preferred sports, drama and everything that didn't involve holding a book for hours.
I ended up going to Lasalle College of the Arts and majored in acting. On my graduation day, the moment they called my name, I walked on stage and despite the distance, I could hear my mum cheering loudly.
I took my cert, ran off the stage and gave her the biggest hug. At that point, she said, 'I knew you could do it'. I broke down at those words.
- Carla Dunareanu, 26, Fly Entertainment model-actress
It happened a few weeks ago after a Suria awards show. I was nominated for two categories but went home with nothing.
After I got home, I started wiping my make-up off. Then my mum came up to me and said, 'In my heart and in my eyes, you will always be a winner. It doesn't matter that you didn't win any physical trophies.'
Then she pulled me close and hugged me really tightly. That was really an emotional moment.
- Nadiah M. Din, 25, actress
My mother is a staunch Buddhist. She always prays and asks for blessings and in return, will go on a vegetarian diet to 'pay back'.
I never knew about it. Apparently, it's never a one-off thing. She always does it for me to ensure I have a good run with my games. I would never have known about this if it wasn't for my sister and father, but when I found out, I was really moved.
- Gabriel Quak, 25, footballer
My mum and I were in a cab and the taxi driver asked if we were sisters. He remarked that few daughters get along so well with their mothers.
My mother turned to me and smiled. I asked her what that was for and she replied: 'You'll always be my little girl that grew up to be a true friend'.
That moved to me to tears.
- Charmaine Yee, 27, Kiss 92 DJ
Whenever I think about the things my mother used to tell me, it gets me emotional but in a happy way.
She used to say 'you're never too old to get a slap' whenever she needed to teach me a lesson about being respectful. I used to roll my eyes every time she said it to me.
I will never forget how she taught me respect. Whenever my kids forget their manners, I say the same things and think of her saying those words to me.
For that, I am reminded of how much of a blessing it is to have her around my kids. The thought of that is very touching.
- Wendy Jacobs, 42, model
At my passing out parade, my mum and I were asked to be interviewed.
This article was published on May 10 in The New Paper.