Watch: YouTube celebrity pays off parents’ mortgage

Posted at 10:13 AM, Jul 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-30 10:16:47-04

(PIX11) – YouTube isn’t only good for watching dogs pass out from overwhelming joy, or little girls weep over how cute their baby brothers are.

Become popular enough and the video-sharing site and the notoriety its brings can pay your bills – and your parents’ mortgage.

YouTube celebrity Timothy DeLaGhetto did just that, writing a check for $210,000 to buy his parents’ home outright so they can “take a break.”

He recorded their reactions: His father was first to read the check and seemed stunned by the gift. Tears welled up in his mother’s eyes as she beamed a smile and clasped her hands together.

It fulfilled a childhood promise DeLaGhetto made to his parents: that even though he wasn’t going to be doctor or a lawyer, he would be successful and pay for their home.

“My family and my parents are a big part of who I am as a person and why I do what I do. … One of the main reasons why I go so hard at this entertainment grind and try to be successful is so they don’t have to work so hard, and they work so hard,” DeLaGhetto said.

Their son works hard, too. Nearly 2.5 million people subscribe to his YouTube channel, and have watched his videos almost 600 million times.

His surprise mortgage relief video was posted Monday and has garnered nearly 500,000 views as of Wednesday morning.

Watch it for yourself, above.