Mom, I’m fine!

For all of you moms who’ve found yourselves perched in an empty nest,

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wondering what your kids are up to today …

(Insert wistful sigh here.)

Meet Jonathan Kubben Quiñonez from Brussels, a 27-year-old traveler who steadfastly keeps his mom in the loop, no matter where in the world he happens to land.

From the top of a pyramid in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula,

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to the sea floor of Colombia’s San Andrés Island,

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Jonathan lets his momma know he’s alive and well.

“Quiñonez quit his job, sold his car, and ventured out to see the world. However, after arriving in Cuba, the first stop on his round-the-world trip, he had a hard time getting in touch with his family,” reports Travelweek. “So the intrepid traveler came up with a genius—and heartwarming—way to let his loved ones back home know of his whereabouts: by starting up an Instagram account and posting photos of himself in new locations, holding up a sign that reads ‘MOM, I’M FINE.’”

Share Jonathan’s Instagram adventures with your kiddos and see if they catch the hint!

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  1. Amy Cloud Chambers says:

    What a sweet guy! His mom must be so proud that he thinks of her so often. We never stop worrying, no matter how grown and independent the kids become!

  2. Karlyne says:

    Awww, what a good kid!

  3. Krista says:

    Heartwarming! It’s so sweet that he goes out of his way to contact his mom to let her know that he is doing okay. The best part is how fun he makes it! Hopefully this can help others remember the importance of letting their mothers know they are doing fine!

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