TodayApril 15, 2022

Chocolates for a Mother’s Day story from Nissan

Mother’s Day

I was about six years old when my brother got bit by a wasp. All of us knew that brother was allergic to wasps, but to watch him balloon up and start gasping for air was terrifying to me, and my Mother. Mom threw all five kids in the car and took off towards the hospital. Smartly, we lived less than five miles from the hospital. Those five miles were swathed in stop signs and stoplights and my brother barely had five minutes to live. What would my Mom do? How could she save him? Going through town, she spotted a store on her left and swerved across traffic into the parking lot. What kind of store could help my Mom with my brother? Was this a pharmacy? Could she possibly buy something strong enough to stop him from dying?

No, it was a donut shop, and sitting inside the donut shop were three cops having a cup of coffee, eating a donut. I could see them through the window and they could see my Mom as she frantically ran towards them. Dropping everything, they ran to their police cars, turned on the sirens and escorted us to the hospital. They saved my brother, but my Mom didn’t get a donut or a #boxonissans

She might have if Nissan had been having this contest at the time. You can win your Mom a #boxofnissans chocolate just by following the rules and telling your story about your Mom. You can see how it is done on Nissan’s Facebook or Instagram page.

Fifty (50) winners will each receive one (1) custom box of Nissan-shaped chocolates for their mothers. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Prize: $75.00 each. Each box contains five white chocolate GT-Rs (for the high octane Mom), five milk-chocolate Rogues (for the sweet and ready for adventure Mom) and five dark-chocolate Maximas (for the bold Mom, who got you to soccer on time and was sure to enjoy the drive).

Me, I’ve already eaten the white GT-Rs. My Mom would have wanted me to have them. I was her favorite wild child.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.