Internet Loves How 'Parasite' Daughter Was Sent Money From Mother's Will

A viral post shared on the popular Reddit forum "Malicious Compliance" captivated readers after they learned how a woman purportedly received the money intended to go to her following her mother's death.

Reddit user u/joemondo shared the post that has since received more than 13,000 votes. It prompted other Reddit users to share their thoughts on the tactic u/joemondo's aunt used when sending the money designated for another aunt who was described as a "mooch" after their mother died.

There are several steps a family must take following the death of a loved one, per AARP.

This includes finding the will and the executor.

Last Will and Testament
A viral Reddit post described how a woman received the money meant for her from her mother who passed away. Above, a stock image of a last will and testament. designer491/iStock

"Your loved one's survivors need to know where any money, property or belongings will go," the piece stated. "Ideally, you talked with your relative before she died and she told you where she kept her will."

An executor's responsibility is to manage the settling of the estate.

From there, AARP stated that there is a legal process to execute the will. The probate court ensures that any debts and liabilities have been paid. The remaining assets are then given to the beneficiaries.

In their post, u/joemondo explained that their grandmother primarily worked in jobs that paid low wages.

"Of her own children most were reasonable people, but her youngest daughter was a complete parasite," the Redditor wrote. "She had no problem taking whatever she could get from her mother, my grandmother, even having her mother co-sign on debts and then leaving her to pay it off."

After she became sick, all of her children, with the exception of her youngest daughter, took care of her.

"On her deathbed, she told her oldest daughter she was worried about the mooch, and [relayed] where she kept all her money," u/joemondo wrote. "It wasn't much. Maybe $700 or so. And then she told her oldest daughter that when she died to give it all to the mooch."

u/joemondo's aunt complied with her wishes, though she sent her sister the money in $10 monthly installments.

"Just $10 a month, every month," u/joemondo wrote. "Not enough to splurge on anything, not enough to even make a difference in her life. Almost as if it were nothing."

The Redditor wrote to Newsweek that their grandmother died in 1990, but the behavior exhibited by his aunt had gone on for years before her death.

Readers took to the comments section to express their appreciation of how u/joemondo's aunt sent her sister the money.

"I love this lol," one Redditor wrote. "What a great way to deal with a horrid family member while still, technically, honoring your grandmother's wishes."

Another called u/joemondo's a "saint" who loved her children but also praised the Redditor's aunt.

"She figured out how to grant your grandmother's last wish while making the [mooch] feel like she didn't [get] anything," they wrote.

Some wondered if the youngest aunt would have been saddled with any outstanding debt for the loans that were taken out for her.

"There weren't any active loans I know of," u/joemondo explained. "Her habit was to get store credit cards and have her mother cosign, max them out and never pay anything. Pretty sure my grandmother just paid those off. And that's one reason she died with $700 to her name."

They noted that their aunt later tried to "mooch off" her siblings but was unsuccessful.

"She got my father to cosign for a credit card or loan or something and left him with $10k in debt," u/joemondo wrote. "After that he cut her off totally."

Since then, they said they have not heard from her, especially since moving across the country.

u/joemondo said they were surprised to see that many other readers related to their story.

"Maybe because I didn't think so many people would have similarly awful relatives," they wrote.

And, they said they believed their older aunt did the right thing by how she honored the final wish of her mother.

"She was a person with great integrity, and on this and many other occasions she modeled the sort of person I strive to be," u/joemondo wrote.

Other posts have been praised on Reddit's "Malicious Compliance."

An alleged Blockbuster employee said they gave discounts to people who donated to a charitable cause, while a man managed to get his "useless" boss fired.

Another post outlined how a supervisor managed to get major overtime payouts for employees after they were instructed to check employees' clock-in times.