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07/31/2012 06:48 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mom Saves Items From Son's Pockets, Creates Lamp Of Childhood Memories For Wedding (PHOTOS)

When Reddit user justgrant2009 celebrated his wedding, his mother presented him with a special gift she'd been preparing his whole life.

"Growing up, whenever I left something in my pockets and put them in the dirty laundry, before she would wash things, she checked my pockets, and if she found anything, she put it in a glass jar on the top shelf in the laundry room," the user wrote in the forum thread.

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"It started off with mostly sticks, rocks, and marbles," he wrote. "But over time it ended up having all sorts of items ranging from Pogs, a Gameboy game (Super Mario Land), a Magic School Bus McDonald's toy, yo-yos, and Laser Quest scorecards. There are also plenty of sticks, springs, rubber-bands, and twist-ties..."

After collecting the items throughout the years, the man's mother encased the forgotten treasures in a glass, and presented the lamp to him at his rehearsal dinner.

"This has definitely been the best gift I've ever received," justgrant2009 wrote, saying he teared up after receiving it.

The touching gift comes soon after another parent gave a similarly heartwarming present to his daughter on her graduation day.

To celebrate the milestone, Brenna Martin's father gave her a copy of the Dr. Seuss book "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" with a touching twist: The pages were filled with notes from every teacher the teen ever had since kindergarten.

In an interview with NBC's "Today," Brenna's dad, Bryan, said he got the idea when he was an elementary school principal and a parent asked him to sign the book.

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