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This Incredible Son Surprised His Mom With a Trip to England — for the Best Reason

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Stonehenge! The London Eye! Westminster!

Barton Brooks and his mother, Carla, are on the next leg of an incredible 20-city trip through Europe that he planned especially for her. And this time, they’re stopping in London! When her husband, Karl, died last year, Carla felt lost and alone — but Barton was determined to change that. So, Barton, his partner, Gregg, and Carla booked one-way tickets to Europe with the intention of visiting famous sites, sampling local foods and experiencing unique cultures. 

With suggestions from PEOPLE readers, Barton and Gregg took Carla to a special spoon carving workshop outside of London, rode river boats down the Thames and took pictures in Trafalgar Square. The traveling crew hasn’t decided on their next European city and would love some guidance on where to go – you can leave ideas in the comments section below. We’ll post a new episode of “Carla’s Comeback” every Wednesday, so be sure to follow all 20 of their adventures here!