05/13/2013 02:21 pm ET

Celebrating Mother's Day Far From Home

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Jonathan Marulanda walked into De Prisa Multiservice in Englewood on Sunday carrying two boxes that contained clothes, perfume, Hershey kisses and chocolate bars for his mother in Pereira, Colombia.

The Mother’s Day gifts will arrive a little late, in about a week. Colombians also celebrated the holiday on Sunday, but Marulanda said he wasn’t worried. On Saturday, he had wired his mom $100.

“With the money I sent her, she went out to dinner,” said Marulanda, who visited his mother a few months ago. “I really would want to spend time with her, especially on this day.”

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