In the second episode of Master of None, viewers meet the parents of Dev Shah (Aziz Ansari) and Brian Cheng (Kelvin Yu). At first, the two friends complain about the fact that their immigrant parents are always asking them for favors — like Dev's dad who asks him to fix his iPad — and how Asian parents never show affection. But eventually, Dev and Brian realize they know very little about their parents' pasts and set out to find out more at a family dinner.
It's an episode that's as hilarious as it is poignant, and it's especially relatable to kids who grew up with immigrant parents in America. We asked 11 first-generation kids how they felt about the "Parents" episode, and while their stories in no way reflect everyone's immigrant story, their narratives were just as moving as Dev's.
Master of None is currently streaming on Netflix. Bring tissues.
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Aziz Ansari's character in Master of None is Dev Shah. An earlier version of this post misstated his name.