Ophelia Nichols, or Mama Tot as her social media followers call her, is a person known for her positivity and helpfulness. She’s always trying to help others in any way she can. Her latest shopping trip just further proves that as she finds something in a thrift store that she just can’t leave behind, even though she doesn’t need it for herself. That’s where her millions of followers come in.
Mama Tot Plans To Gift A Follower With An Amazing Present
Nichols explains her amazing thrift store find in a video that she shared on TikTok and Instagram. “You probably don’t know what this is, but I’m gonna tell you what this is,” she began her video as she’s holding the dress.
She then says it’s a Ramona Keveza wedding gown. “I don’t know if it’s used, it probably is. I don’t know. Uh, the tag in this thrift store, this one says $4,819. If you know Ramona Keveza you know why,” she continued. “Okay, but I bought it for $50. And I felt so bad for buying it for $50, I had to tell that lady what she had in her store.”
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But the thrift store employee didn’t care. She told Nichols, “Honey, you take it.” Nichols holds the dress up to show how beautiful it is and said it’s a size 10. Then she dropped a bomb on her followers saying, “I am going to have this cleaned, and I’m going to give it to you, okay? I’m gonna find one of my tater tots that needs a wedding dress and maybe can’t afford but would like a designer one.”
She then went on to explain how special this designer’s dresses are to her. “This was the designer that I would look in the magazines when I was getting married to Papa Tot that I wish I could have gotten,” she said. “She’s my girl, okay, but I could never afford her, and the fact that I found her for $50.”
Nichols then goes on to explain the designer and her style of dresses. “If you know Ramona Keveza, she is known for her timeless, classic gowns,” she said. “So you can wear one that’s 30 years old, and it be the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen walk down the aisle. That is what she is known for. That is her style. That is why I’ve loved her for years.”
Mama Tot said she cried as she put this dress into her truck, because she would have “given anything to have this years ago when I got married.” She knows that one of her followers would love to have a dress like this, so she wants to give it away to someone who could use it and appreciate it.
“Sure, I could get it cleaned and sell it on eBay for whatever, but, no, I want somebody else to have this experience that I didn’t get a chance to have,” she said. She then tried the dress on so her followers could see it being worn rather than just held up.
“I can tell the dress has been altered, so I prefer to pick a local tater tot so that they can come and try this on, because I don’t want to just give it to somebody and it, do you know what I mean? This is stunning,” she said. “This would have been the dress I would’ve gotten married in. I’m speechless.”
Mama Tot’s Followers Had A Lot To Say In The Comment Sections On TikTok And Instagram
Mama Tot has a huge following – 431,000 on Instagram and 11.2 million on TikTok. Many of her followers suggested that she renew her vows in this dress. Others were just so in awe of her kindness.
One TikTok follower wrote, “Maybe you and papa tot could renew your vows and you could wear this dress 🥰,” with more than 16,000 people liking that comment. Another follower added, “I think you & Papa Tot should do a vow renewal & then you give it away! It looks stunning on you.”
Another follower wrote, “Mama Tot the universe wanted you to find that dress,” to which Nichols replied, “When I tell you, the store was a complete hole in the wall I have no idea why I even stopped there, but thank God I did.”
Comments on Instagram were similar with most people voting for a vow renewal before she gives the dress away, so that two people can have a happy memory in the designer dress.