Mother's Day: Jacinda Ardern shares heartwarming message in celebration of her mum

The sweet snap and its accompanying message was shared to mark Mother's Day this Sunday.
The sweet snap and its accompanying message was shared to mark Mother's Day this Sunday. Photo credit: Jacinda Ardern / Facebook

Jacinda Ardern has marked Mother's Day by sharing a sweet message in celebration of her mum, Laurell. 

The Prime Minister accompanied the heartwarming post with a snap of the mum-and-daughter duo reading books together in the window of an Auckland shop.

"That time my mum agreed to sit with me and read in the window of a shop in Auckland to mark Bookshop Week... one of many things my mother has dutifully done alongside me, because that's what mums do," she wrote on her social media platforms. 

"To all the mothers and mother figures out there, a huge thank you. I count myself lucky everyday to have the best you could ever imagine."

The Prime Minister's fans and followers were quick to offer a 'Happy Mother's Day' to the mum-of-one, who gave birth to her daughter Neve on June 21, 2018. 

"Happy Mother's Day Jacinda. I had the pleasure of flying you as cabin crew in Air New Zealand [a] few times from Wellington to Auckland and your mum and daughter were there too, three beautiful generations. Happy Mother's Day to you and your beautiful mum, Neve is so lucky to have you as her mum, you are and will always be a legend! Thanks for everything you do," one person shared.

"I would love to shake hands with your mum and tell her what a great job they did raising you. And, while you're thanking your sweet mum, let's hope you give yourself a big pat on the back," another commented.

Ardern often shares snaps and small insights into her personal life via social media. Last month, the 39-year-old posted a sweet picture of her packed lunch, thanking Laurell for leaving the lunchbox and a cup of tea outside her door as she got ready for work.

"Left before anyone in my house was up this morning - at least so I thought. Turns out mum had got up and packed breakfast and a cup of tea for me and left it outside my door. And when it's not mum making tea, it's Clarke [Gayford, Ardern's fiance]. I am very lucky to be surrounded by kindness," the Prime Minister wrote.

On Tuesday, she also served a dose of reality to her 1 million Instagram followers, uploading a snap of her pink jacket lapel stained with nappy cream.

"Why is it only when you are the furtherest you could possibly be from a change of clothes before you notice that you have nappy cream on you?" Ardern captioned the post. 

"I'll spare everyone the details."