On Sunday, the musician shared a video on Instagram showcasing the moment she surprised her mom, Shari Johnson-Jefferson, with the special gift. In the video, we see the 32-year-old’s mom with her eyes closed being directed to a black Audi in the driveway with a big red bow on it. “Merry Christmas Mommy—open your eyes,” Lizzo says in the clip.
“You see these things on television and you never expect them to happen to you," Johnson-Jefferson says as she breaks down in tears while walking toward the car.
“Got my mommy a brand new Audi for Xmas,” the Instagram caption read. “I remember crying in my car when my daddy passed, no job no money nowhere to live, wishing I could one day provide for my family.. I couldn't do it for my dad so ima make sure I spoil Mama. Happy holidays y’all.”
The Grammy Award winner has been open about losing her dad while she was in college. Earlier this year, she told CBS This Morning, “I kind of really gave up. I was depressed. I didn't have a purpose like I didn't feel like I had a purpose for being a musician or anything. So that turned into, 'Oh can I sleep on your couch,' and that eventually, I got really guilt-ridden. So all I had was this car. It was a Subaru. That was my home for a little. I spent Thanksgiving in that car, and I remember I cried myself to sleep.”
She continued, “I used everything that happened to me and made myself stronger.”
Looks like Christmas came early thanks to Lizzo!