Once this “incident” had passed, Doraemon then found himself with a surrogate mother that was an objectively terrible one at that. In a twist of irony only anime could provide, her description is given as being “bad but equally emotional.” One of the episode’s running gags is Nobita’s continued struggles in getting out from under the strict rule of his new mother figure. Eventually, he becomes successful and it’s revealed that the pocket hallow did not come from the future with Doraemon but instead by Suneo in order to cause mischief. Despite all this, there is something special about the fact that such a character exists at all for Doraemon; it serves as both a reminder of home and family for Nobita going through his struggles and provides an unexpected dose of warmth despite her supposed animosity towards him.
At first, Doraemon was shocked to discover that the tall creature with pink plumage, bearing features of both an owl and a cat was his mother. His factory-made robotic body had left him feeling trapped and alone in the world until his mother arrived, who despite not being able to cuddle and comfort like a human mother could still show kindness.
Just like any other good mom, she made donuts for her son even though she wasn’t too great of a cook. While Doraemon may have been made out of robot parts, he was still able to appreciate the gesture all the same. However, due to their differences this special moment between hallow mother and mechanical cat lasted only a brief time before fading away with her departure from Doraemon’s life. Although they are sadly separated at the end, viewers feel touched by their bond as if they were family.