Malaysian politician expresses feelings for mum, says 'I love you 3,000'

PHOTO: Facebook/Wee Ka Siong

PETALING JAYA - The most iconic line in the Avengers: Endgame movie became Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong's pick to express his love for his mother in conjunction with Mothers Day.

The caption of "I love you 3,000" was posted on his Facebook page at 8.30pm Sunday (May 12), together with an old picture of the MCA president and his mother, Chong Siw Lan, 73.

"I love You 3,000" was a quote uttered by the character Tony Stark in the Marvel superhero film released on April 26 in the United States.

In the film, Stark puts his daughter Morgan to bed and just before he closes the door, he says "I love you tons," to which Morgan replies, "I love you 3,000."

I love you 3000

Posted by Wee Ka Siong on Sunday, May 12, 2019

The line is also repeated again by Stark's hologram to Morgan at his funeral.

Soon after, the phrase became viral online with people using it as expressions of love.

Memes and jokes have also appeared about how emotionally resonant they found the line.

Dr Wee's post has since garnered over 910 likes, nine shares and more than 90 comments, mostly well-wishes for his mother.