Teddy Bridgewater, from Louisville, embraces his mother Rose Murphy after being selected 32nd overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
But here's the kicker — only kids one through six were there to surprise her with flowers and balloons. Mochel's four oldest live out of state, and she was told they weren't able to make it ... or were they?
"Why don't you turn around? ... You haven't seen your kids in so long. Guys, come on in here!" (Via NBC)
One of Mochel's children spoke with the South Bend Tribune about why the siblings nominated their mom for the series: "It comes along with having 10 kids, but she made a lot of sacrifices, and I just wanted to recognize her for doing awesome things for us."
Mochel was also gifted with a brand new Ford Fusion Hybrid so she can go visit her children and grandchildren no matter where they live.
And finally, in our No. 1 Mother's Day story, Twitter compiled a list of all the top words people use when tweeting about their moms. (Via Twitter)
Some of the top 10 included, "happy," "my everything," "beautiful," "proud" and "amazing."
So ABC anchors decided to describe their moms in one word.
"Oh, my God — rock star."
"Thank you, thank you, thank you.
"Appreciative, and she makes me laugh."
OK, so most of that wasn't really just one word. But, hey! Who can really encapsulate everything their mother is to them in just one word? Well, how about resilient, wise, loyal, inspiring ... OK, we get it. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.