It may have been a tough weekend for the Penrith Panthers but Auckland-born forward Moses Leota made sure it was a memorable one for all the right reasons.
Following the Panthers' massive 36-16 loss to the Warriors on Friday night, Leota used the trip home to surprise his mum with a new car.
In the video posted to Twitter, Leota walks his mum outside to the driveway before handing her a set of keys and saying: "your new car".
Overwhelmed by emotion, Leota's mum bursts into tears and embraces her son for a long teary hug.
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"Our trip to Auckland was a memorable one for Moses Leota and his mum. Love your work Moses!," the Panthers posted on Twitter.
"Not bad for a kid whose Panthers journey began while living in a caravan out the back of his cousin's place in Mt Druitt, washing cars at Annlyn Motors for coin and sending money home to his family in NZ."
With 55,000 views and counting, the video has since been shared more than 250 times.