When you become a rich person, there’s lot of stuff you can do with your money. You could adopt six dogs and buy each of them their own boat. You could hire a dozen actors to dress up and re-create old episodes of Sailor Moon. If you’re Amy Schumer, one of the things you do is buy your daddy back the farm he lost many years ago.
Yesterday Amy announced on Instagram that Christmas came early for her dad Gordon Schumer. She posted a screen grab of herself FaceTiming with her dad to tell him she bought back their family farm. UsWeekly says Amy’s dad lost their farm when she was 12-years-old after he was diagnosed with MS and went bankrupt. She also Instagrammed a clip from a home movie that her dad took of Lil’ Amy running away through a corn field at their farm before they had to move.
The last time Amy did something that warmed my heart, it was after I watched the trailer for Snatched and got all angry inside after seeing Goldie Hawn look anything but gorgeous. But this time she legitimately made me feel things. Amy’s dad currently lives in an assisted living facility, so buying the farm back is really more about the gesture of it all. That is, unless Amy bought it with the intention of putting her dad back to work. In which case, that’s a really crappy present. “Merry Christmas! NOW GET OUT THERE AND PLANT ME SOME TURNIPS.”
Amy doesn’t say who will run this farm she recently bought. Maybe she’ll hire someone and just show up every other weekend to help. I’m sure they could always use an extra hoe in the field.