Esme, as the sole provider for her daughter Avril, faced financial struggles after her husband left when Avril was just a few months old. Despite Esme’s hard work to provide for her daughter, there was still a financial gap.

Esme constantly emphasized to Avril the importance of choosing a wealthy partner to avoid a life of financial hardship and living paycheck to paycheck. However, she questioned Avril if she would eventually grow weary of feeling alone.

Avril, while hearing her mother’s advice, didn’t truly absorb the words. Like any young girl, she dreamed of meeting a prince and experiencing true love. This dream quickly materialized in her life when, at the age of 20, she met Arthur.

Despite his kindness, brilliance, beauty, intelligence, and hardworking nature, Arthur had one “flaw”: he came from a financially disadvantaged background.

Avril concealed Arthur’s financial status from her mother, but soon enough, she realized that he was not well-off. Esme initiated a direct conversation with her daughter, urging her to choose between ending the relationship with the less affluent Arthur or accepting him into the family.

The mother made it clear that she would not accept a son-in-law from a humble background. Upon discovering that Avril had defied her and married Arthur in secret, Esme kept her promise and ejected them. However, the young couple was undeterred. They found a modest one-bedroom apartment on the outskirts of the city, living in poverty initially while juggling university studies and part-time jobs.

After completing high school, Arthur and a friend ventured into the car repair business, showcasing their skilled craftsmanship. Fortune favored them, and eight years later, Avril, along with her husband and their 3-year-old son, upgraded to a luxurious apartment. The family lacked nothing; they enjoyed biannual vacations at resorts, purchased two cars, and acquired a plot of land on which they commenced building a cottage. The bank account flourished due to the joint efforts of both Avril and her husband. After coming out of maternity leave, Avril, with her spouse’s financial backing, established her own successful beauty salon. Despite their prosperity, Avril chose not to maintain communication with her mother.

Esme reached out to her daughter, seemingly oblivious to the past events, and inquired about Avril’s life. Avril responded with a distant tone and eventually cut the conversation short, citing a hectic schedule. Conversing with a woman who had once rejected both her and her grandson due to financial reasons was an unpleasant experience for Avril.

Arthur overheard the entire conversation and, understanding the emotional complexity, suggested a more compassionate approach. He encouraged Avril to give her mother a chance, considering the possibility of genuine remorse. Avril, acknowledging the hardships her mother had endured while providing for her and raising her, felt a sense of compassion. Early the next morning, while preparing for work, Arthur heard a simple greeting from the next room: “Well, hello, Mom…”