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Groupon Offers $25K Perfect Child Stand-In for Mother's Day

The gift, called "A Mother's Love is Priceless," includes airfare, a $5,000 shopping spree and house-cleaning services

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    If you can't spend time with your mom for Mother's Day, Groupon has the ideal gift you can give her: a perfect child to replace you -- for $25,000.

    The Chicago-based company announced its Mother's Day gift, called "A Mother's Love is Priceless," on Thursday with a video promotion.

    For just $25,000, you can "purchase" 26-year-old Johnny Cadillac, described as "a highly trained Groupon employee" who will spend Mother's Day with your mom and do all the things mothers are stereotypically known to want their children to do. This includes eating five full servings of vegetables, rinsing dishes before putting them in the dishwasher and being nice to your sister.

    The entire package includes a Groupon employee who will spend 16 hours with your mom, airfare for the employee to travel to her home, a $5,000 shopping spree at your mom's favorite stores, a one-day stretch limo rental, house-cleaning services, a family photo and a nice family dinner for up to six people.

    No word yet on whether this Groupon deal is actually a viable option, but if not, it wouldn't be the first time the company played a lighthearted trick on its customers. For April Fools' Day this year, the company promoted a fake launch of Grøüber, a transportation service with cats as drivers.

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