Last night, comedian Aziz Ansari was a guest on Late Night With Stephen Colbert. Aziz is currently promoting his Netflix show Master Of None, a poignant comedy about dating in New York City in your late 20s and 30s. It’s *really* funny and strikes a chord for a lot of us confused, lonely urbanites who spend our evenings eating General Tsos and swiping Tinder.
Ansari asked his own biological parents to play his parents in the show, which makes the show even more hilarious and awkward. After all, when you’re 30, the fear of parents judging you for not wanting to settle down and get married just like they did is very, very real.
Since that’s a big talking point of Masters Of None, Ansari’s dad — a real doctor in Bennettsville, South Carolina — actually crashed The Late Show last night to talk about being in the series and his son’s success. It’s a moment that gets all of the feels…
The whole emotional experience caught up with Aziz this morning. On Facebook, he shared a poignant post about how much it meant for his parents to be there for him:
My dad took off most of his vacation time for the year to act in Master of None. So I’m really relieved this all worked out. Tonight after we did Colbert together he said: “This is all fun and I liked acting in the show, but I really just did it so I could spend more time with you.” I almost instantly collapsed into tears at the thought of how much this person cares about me and took care of me and gave me everything to give me the amazing life I have. I felt like a total piece of garbage for all the times I haven’t visited my parents and told them I wanted to stay in New York cause I’d get bored in SC. I’m an incredibly lucky person and many of you are as well. Not to beat a dead horse here and sorry if this is cheesy or too sentimental but if your parents are good to you too, just go do something nice for them. I bet they care and love you more than you realize.
Man… That just gets all the feels. Call your parents and them you love them, Bros.