Poor Woman Buys Old Stroller for Her Baby and Finds an Envelope Inside — Story of the Day

A poor young orphan buys her daughter an old second-hand stroller at a flea market and ends up finding something inside it that will change her life.

Kerry Donavan met her husband Tyler in foster care. The two had been orphaned at a young age, and they became each other’s whole life. They married straight after high school, and it looked as if they were on their way to a happy life together.

Five years later, Tyler had a good job with a construction company as a supervisor, and he had good health insurance and a reasonable salary, so they decided it was time to have a family.

To Kerry’s joy, she was soon pregnant and life seemed perfect to the happy couple until Tyler had a terrible accident at work. He fell from the third floor and hurt his back badly.

Kerry, who had given up her job as a secretary in her seventh month of pregnancy, was home when she received the phone call informing her that her husband was seriously injured.

She rushed over to the hospital, and her distress was such that she went into labor weeks before her due date. The happiest moment of her life was also the worst.

Hours after their little Leila was born, doctors told Kerry that Tyler would never walk again. When Tyler left the hospital six months later, he was in a wheelchair.

Kerry and Tyler were delighted to discover they were expecting a baby | Source: Unsplash

The insurance paid off some benefits, and Tyler received a disability pension, but money was tight, especially with a tiny baby in the family. Kerry decided to go back to work, and Tyler was determined that he would take care of the baby.

Kerry found a job at a busy diner and often had to work the night shifts. Fortunately, one of her colleagues, Ms. Higgs, became a good friend. Mrs. Higgs was in her early sixties and a smiling cheerful woman.

Mrs. Higgs often joined Kerry’s family for Sunday lunch in their home. One Sunday, Kerry confessed she was saving up for a stroller for Leila.

“I want to buy a stroller, but they are so expensive,” Kerry told Mrs. Higgs. “Hundreds of dollars!”

Tyler met a terrible accident at work | Source: Unsplash

“Only if you buy it brand new!” said Mrs. Higgs. “One of my friends’ daughters bought a gorgeous stroller at the flea market for $50.”

“Really?” asked Kerry hopefully.

Kindness is sometimes done by a hidden hand.
“Yes,” said Mrs. Higggs. “Strollers ARE expensive, and children only use them for a year or two, so people sell them. I tell you what, I’ll take you to the flea market next week!”

The next weekend, Kerry and Mrs. Higgs went to the flea market together and sure enough, there was a lovely old stroller! Mrs. Higgs inspected it carefully inside and out and declared herself content that it was in good condition.

Doctors told them Tyler would be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life | Source:Pexels

Kerry paid for the stroller and wheeled it home happily. She proceeded to clean the stroller inside and out, but when she pulled out the seat cushions to wash them, she found an envelope underneath.

Intent on getting the stroller ready, Kerry set the envelope aside, and it would be three days before she remembered it again. Kerry was tidying her desk when she came across the envelope.

She turned it over and opened it. Inside was a single sheet of paper. It read, “If you’re reading this, you are probably a young mother just like I was, and I’m dead and buried. I hope that I can bring about some positive change into your life. Go to House 8 on Third Avenue and look under the oak.”

Kerry found a job at a busy diner | Source: Unsplash

The next day, Kerry went to the address in the note and found an old abandoned house, and in the garden was a huge old oak tree with a white stone in its shadow.

Could there be buried treasure here? Kerry was a little embarrassed to believe it but was excited as a child on Christmas morning. The next day she was back with a shovel and started digging under the oak.

She dug that yard for days but found nothing. Kerry was ready to give up when she found a note in her locker: “You’re not supposed to dig. What you’re looking for is in plain sight under the oak.”

Kerry gasped. The mysterious note was in the same handwriting as the note in the stroller! That afternoon, she hurried back and took another look at the stone under the oak.

Kerry made friends with an older waitress | Source: Pexels

The closer she looked the more it seemed that it was concrete and not stone. Kerry picked up her shovel and gave the ‘stone’ a hard whack. It cracked but didn’t break, so Kerry hit it again and again.

At last, the ‘stone’ shattered. Inside was a small metal strongbox with a key in the lock. Inside the box, Kerry was delighted to find several thick wads of cash and what seemed to be a fortune in jewels.

On top of the treasure was yet another note: “My dear, life brought me love and wealth, but what I most wanted was a child. My husband and I tried to have a baby for many years, then finally God gave us a beautiful daughter.

“Sadly she wasn’t ours for long. Our beautiful girl died young and my husband didn’t survive her loss. She would have been your age and I hope she would have been just like you. Be happy my dear.”

Inside the stroller was an old envelope | Source: Pexels

Kerry hurried home to Tyler with a nagging suspicion at the back of her mind. There was only one person that could be their benefactor! Who else had had access to the stroller AND her locker?

But when she arrived at work, eager to confront her friend and express her gratitude, she discovered that Mrs. Higgs was gone. According to the diner’s manager, Mrs. Higgs had left suddenly, and she’d told him she was moving to a farm in Montana.

She’d left a forwarding address, and Kerry saw that the handwriting was identical to her benefactor’s! Kerry was now sure that Mrs. Higgs had slipped the note into the stroller and felt her heart break at losing her friend.

Kerry and Tyler sat down together and came up with a plan. With the money and the jewels, Kerry and Tyler bought themselves a lovely little home with an extra room and a special car that Tyler could drive, then they took a road trip to Montana.

Inside the concrete was a box with wads of cash | Source: Pexels

Mrs. Higgs was stunned to see them drive up, but she was smiling when Kerry threw her arms around her. “It was you!” cried Kerry, hugging Mrs. Higgs, “It was you all along! Please, I don’t want to lose you, my darling Mrs. Higgs!”

Kerry and Tyler invited Mrs. Higgs to come back to the city and move in with them. “I love you, Mrs. Higgs, and once you were gone I realized how much. Won’t you come back with us?”

Kerry said, “I know I can’t take the place of your girl, but Tyler and I need a mom, and Leila needs a grandmother. We were hoping you’d take the job…”

Mrs. Higgs accepted with her eyes filled with tears. For the first time in many years, life promised to be an adventure, and she ended up sharing in the happiness she’d help to create.

What can we learn from this story?

Kindness is sometimes done by a hidden hand. Mrs. Higgs wanted to help Kerry so she dreamed up a treasure hunt so she could keep her identity a secret.
Being a family is about love, not biology. Kerry, Tyler, Leila, and Mrs. Higgs became a real family united by bonds of love and kindness.
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Parents Kiss Daughter Goodbye and Turn Off Her Life Support, They Hear Her Voice 30 Minutes Later

A couple had done everything they could to save their baby girl after being told three times that she wouldn’t make it. They felt their child draw her last breath, then a miracle happened.

Parenthood is a gratifying stage in the human cycle, and for most, it is an immutable stage that brings out protective feelings and instincts. However, what happens when a parent has to watch helplessly as their child suffers?

The trauma is usually unforgettable — ask Lee and Francesca Moore-Williams, a couple who had to watch in horror as their daughter nearly died.

THE FIRST HEALTH SCARE

Francesca and Lee got married in 2012 and welcomed their first child, a boy named Bobby. Some years later, the two welcomed their second child, a daughter they named Bella.

She was born healthy, but at two years old, her parents noticed that she was losing clumps of hair; then they observed she couldn’t sit straight in her chair without slumping.

They got concerned and immediately took her to a hospital, but doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her. They initially suspected asthma because Bella also suffered from chest infections at the time, so she was prescribed an inhaler.

Things were expected to get better, but three months later, while the family of four were on holiday in Gran Canaria, Bella’s health deteriorated. For the entire duration of the holiday, her energy levels dropped, and she clung desperately to her mom.

As soon as they returned home, the couple took Bella to see the family doctors, who referred them to Colchester Hospital, Essex, and by noon, they had performed a test that revealed that her “depressed” legs had no movement.

THE DIAGNOSIS AND PREDICTIONS

Bella got weaker as doctors scrambled to find out what was wrong with her. Eventually, she started drifting in and out of consciousness because of a lack of energy.

They put her on a ventilator and moved her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where she was admitted to intensive care. An MRI scan revealed severe abnormalities going on across both hemispheres of her brain.

Experts told her parents that Bella most likely had a terminal Mitochondrial disease and were reportedly told three times that their daughter wouldn’t make it, so they sat by her side praying every day.

THE MIRACLE

What Bella had was Biotinidase deficiency — a genetic disorder that affects only one in every 60,000 births — however, owing to its rareness, they weren’t expecting it. Fortunately, the hospital had dealt with a similar case six years before, so they knew what to do.

First came the biotin injections, which Bella took for a few days before they tried to take her off the ventilator to see if she could breathe by herself. She couldn’t and was quickly put back on the machine.

The days passed painfully slow as they waited for results, even as the doctors tried not to keep their hopes high. Francesca described it as a “very traumatic” time, but thankfully, the whole family was by their sides.

Despite all they tried, Bella’s health was fading fast, and at 18 months, they were asked to say their farewells, and the family did, amid tears. Francesca said:

“I now feel a lot of guilt for bringing family members there to say goodbye but I didn’t know that at the time. I will never, ever forget that moment where I had to say goodbye to my daughter.”

They accepted an offer from the hospital to get prints of her hands and feet as a keepsake, and then they also shared a final shot together with their son Bobby before the ventilator was switched off.

After that, Francesca started to feel the life leaving her daughter, but 30 minutes later, the child tightened her grip just a little, and soon the machines were going off.

This shocked the doctors, and they put everything they had into saving Bella, who had shown an unwavering will to survive. Her oxygen levels went back to 100 percent, and the parents were later told their daughter would live.

After waking up, Bella was moved to the children’s ward, where she spent three weeks before returning home to her delighted family.

Of course, it took another six weeks at home for her to get weaned off the harsh drugs she was put on, but Bella went on to make a full recovery so that anyone who sees her now would never think she was ever in such a state.

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Tina Turner’s 2nd Spouse Sacrificed an Organ to Save Her Because He ‘Didn’t Want Another Woman’

Tina Turner and Ike Turner were a dynamic duo on stage and in real life. However, the songstress never enjoyed marital bliss until she met her second spouse, who was “so different” and blessed her with the “gift of life.”

Tina Turner, aka the “Queen of Rock and Roll,” is a sensational singer who rose to fame in the 1950s. As a beautiful young singer, she matched her energy with the talented Ike Turner after meeting him at a nightclub in Manhattan.

In no time, the duo became a force to be reckoned with, singing and performing with their duo known as “Tina and Ike Turner.”

Apart from making music, the pair’s interest in each other intensified. Soon, they became romantically involved, despite the five years gap between Tina and Ike. For the upbeat powerhouse, being smitten by her, a man younger than she never got in the way of their love affair.

A few years down the line, she traveled with Ike to Tijuana, Mexico, where they exchanged marital vows. This became the beginning of another journey for the celebrity couple.

Photo of Tina Turner and Ike Turner in London in 1975 | Source: Getty Images

What many thought was a blissful union between like minds turned out to be the worst moment for the Queen of Rock and Roll. Decades after her divorce from Ike, Tina confessed that the relationship was plagued with verbal and physical abuse.

In her book “My Love Story,” she explained that her ex-husband hated any form of confrontation. So whenever there was a minor argument or he felt offended, she was in for a beating.

Ike and Tina Turner became a R&B success as the Ike and Tina Turner Revue. Circa 1966. | Source: Getty Images

This continued for more than a decade. However, in 1976, Tina realized that it was best to leave the abusive marriage. Two years after the separation, the couple divorced.

Thankfully, Tina had the chance to experience true love again. This time, in the arms of a music executive, Erwin Bach.

Although she was not thinking of being in another relationship when she met Bach, he stuck around long enough, and the pair ended up creating the most charming love story.

TINA FELL FOR “SO DIFFERENT” ERWIN FIRST WHILE HE DIDN’T

Tina Turner of the husband-and-wife R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner poses for a portrait in 1964. | Source: Getty Images

47-year-old Tina met who she thought was her prince charming in a story synonymous with a romcom. Bach had been contracted to pick her up from the airport before a show.

Immediately Tina saw the 30-year-old music executive from EMI; his looks instantly smote her. He had barely opened his mouth to talk, but the singer knew that he was special. In her words:

“He had the prettiest face. You could not miss it. My heart went bu-bum. It means that a soul has met. My hands were shaking. And Roger said to me, ‘Tina, you ride with Erwin,’ and I wanted to go, ‘Yay!'”

Tina Turner and Erwin Bach on July 31,1999. | Source: Getty Images

Tina confessed that the atmosphere was not set in a way that should have triggered her emotions. She could have worried about her concert in Germany and dismissed the attraction she felt for the music executive, but it was impossible.

She said: “Even then, I could have ignored what I felt—I could have listened to the ghost voices in my head telling me that I didn’t look good that day, or that I shouldn’t be thinking about romance because it never ends well. Instead, I listened to my heart. I left my comfort zone and made it a priority to get to know Erwin.”

Singer Tina Turner performs live on stage at Wembley Stadium, in 1990. | Source: Getty Images

Once she was certain about her attraction toward Bach, she proposed a future meeting in the US, which Bach honored. Soon, they became an item. While recalling the moment, Tina mentioned:

“He was just so different, so laid back, so comfortable, so unpretentious, and that was the beginning of our relationship.”

Erwin Bach and Tina Turner arrive at the press night performance of "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" at the Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Thankfully, Tina’s love remains reciprocated to date, even though it was not love at first sight for Bach. Still, Bach revealed that their relationship was built on love for each other, adding that it thrives on the same foundation. According to him:

“It’s love. It’s something we both have for each other. I always refer to it as an electrical charge. I still have it. Even though when I left her two hours ago, I still have that feeling. It’s in my heart. I feel very warm about this.”

PROPOSAL AND WEDDING

Tina Turner and Erwin Bach attend the Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary Silos Opening And Cocktail Reception on April 30, 2015 in Milan, | Source: Getty Images

Not many celebrity women find love a second time, but luckily for the Queen of Rock and Roll, she found a romance that will last forever, shortly after her tumultuous first marriage.

Three years after their first meeting and an intense romance, Bach decided to pop the question on one of her best days: her 50th birthday.

Singer Tina Turner poses with Erwin Bach to celebrate her 50th birthday in November 1989, London. | Source: Getty Images

However, Tina did not respond in the way he had expected. Instead, she gave an ambiguous response because of her fear of commitment following her past. Then, while reminiscing about the proposal, she said:

“I said, ‘I don’t have an answer.’ It wasn’t yes, it wasn’t no. Marriage says ownership. I didn’t want that ‘my’ anything, anymore. I had enough of that.”

Despite the uncertainty, Bach remained unwavering in his affection toward the famous singer, and nearly three decades later, she said yes!

 Tina Turner and Erwin Bach attend the Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary Boutique Cocktail Reception on April 29, 2015 in Milan, Italy. | Source: Getty Images

The couple married in 2013 at their stunningly decorated Swiss estate. Family and friends, including famous faces like Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, dressed in white and adorned their faces with hearty smiles as they joined the long-term partners at the memorable event.

As expected, Tina, the most beautiful woman in the room, was styled in a decadent Giorgio Amani dress, crested with Swarovski crystals.

This was a perfect occasion for Tina, and she marveled at its success. Speaking about the ceremony, the singer said:

“I wanted to be the best I could be. I wanted my garden and my guests to be the best they could be. And they were.”

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Old Millionaire Leaves $5.3M Mansion, Neither His Daughter nor Wife Inherits It — Story of the Day

An old millionaire leaves behind a gigantic $5.3 million mansion after his death, but there’s a twist: neither his wife nor his daughter inherits it.

“Will you be able to come later today, William?” 89-year-old Samuel asked his lawyer, William Banks, on the phone.

“Well, I can, Mr. Brown. But are you sure about the will? I’d advise you to think about it once more.”

“I’m as certain of it as I am of who will be the next heir to all of my property, William. I look forward to seeing you soon. Is it possible for you to take some time for me today? I don’t want to waste any more time.”

“Okay then, Mr. Brown. I’ll be there. And don’t worry. I’ll bring all the documents that are needed,” Mr. Banks replied and then hung up the phone.

Samuel Brown left his $5.3 million mansion to a stranger | Photo: Shutterstock

60 years ago…

Samuel Brown had everything he could have wanted in life. He had a stable job as a celebrity designer, good health, and the company of the love of his life, Olivia, which was about to grow even more prominent when he found out she was pregnant and he’d be a father soon.

But unfortunately, all those dreams were dashed one fateful day when he was on his way home from work and received a call that his pregnant wife had passed away in a terrible fire that engulfed their home.

Samuel rushed to the hospital where Olivia had been taken, in a distraught state, only to discover that the pale, lifeless, and nearly burned body in the morgue was hers. He couldn’t cope with the shock of losing her and spent days in bed, unable to accept that his lovely Olivia was no longer with him.

A few days later, when he slowly recovered, he decided to organize the funeral and wish her a final goodbye. But after everyone left, he could feel the void again, the emptiness, as he gazed at the fresh mound of earth.

Samuel was devastated after Olivia's death | Photo: Pexels

After that day, something in Samuel had changed, and the man who’d previously been cheerful and happy now seemed like a robot, just working for hours and hours non-stop. In fact, he left his stable job and decided to devote himself to starting a new company that would have Olivia’s name in it.

After 10 years of rigorous trying, his dream came true, and he launched his own company named Olivia Designs, after which rowing millions was nothing but an easy task. And a few years down the line, when he clocked the age of 60, even love entered his life again when he met a young designer named Samantha at his company.

She was 25, way younger than him, but her hazel eyes and curly brown hair reminded him of young Olivia. Samuel undoubtedly fell for her in an instant, but Samantha saw his affection for her as the older millionaire’s weakness and used his money to live her life to the fullest.

Samuel was obviously no fool; he was well aware of everything, but he loved her so much that he closed his eyes to a lot of things, including her cheating on him.

Samuel fell for Samantha's looks | Photo: Pexels

When Samantha became pregnant, Samuel felt like he was the happiest person on planet Earth. However, after the child was born, he realized the child wasn’t his. The baby had no resemblance to him or Samantha, and the DNA test he secretly took of the baby confirmed his suspicions.

But he never told Samantha about it and instead lavished all of his love on the child, accepting her as his own. Little did the man know he was making the biggest mistake of his life.

The present-day…

After Samuel got off the phone, he opened the phone’s gallery and started scrolling through his and Olivia’s pictures. They appeared sweet and happy, in contrast to his life since he became bedridden and needed someone to look after him.

As soon as Samantha had learned about Samuel’s illness, both she and her daughter fled to a holiday destination in Florida, where they stayed in opulent hotels and enjoyed their lives, escaping the misery of caring for an older man.

During this time, the only support and help Samuel ever got was from his house helper, Emma, who looked after him tirelessly, making several rounds of the medical stores, accompanying him to appointments, and rushing to his room on a single call to ensure she was available whenever her boss needed assistance.

Emma looked after Samuel when he fell ill | Photo: Pexels

Things went on like that for seven years. Emma was a single mother whose husband had abandoned her and her son because he didn’t want to look after them. After that, she’d been wandering places looking for a job, but nobody had offered to hire her except Samuel, who not only gave her a job but a small outhouse where she stayed with her son, Brian.

Emma never wanted a lot from life. She just wanted to earn enough so that her son had a comfortable life, and ever since she’d started working for Samuel, that didn’t seem like a problem. Unfortunately, problems arose only for Brian, and that was after Emma died in a car accident while returning from the market after purchasing some medicines for Samuel.

Poor 4-year-old Brian became an orphan in an instant, and his entire world came crashing down around him. So that evening, when Samuel met Mr. Banks, he decided to write his will and repay Emma’s kindness. He bequeathed his gigantic $5.3 million mansion to Brian and the remainder of his estate to charity, leaving nothing for his greedy wife and daughter.

A week later, when Samuel passed away, Samantha flew back to New York, organized a funeral for her husband, shed a few crocodile tears, pretending to be in pain, but after everyone left, she immediately called Mr. Banks, excited at the prospect of inheriting Samuel’s fortune.

“So, Mr. Banks, when can I come to your office to discuss Samuel’s will? It’s indeed sad that my beloved husband passed away, but who can avoid fate? Now that he’s no longer here, I’ll have to look after the entire business by myself. I hope I’m able to do that.”

Samantha called Mr. Banks, excited to inherit Samuel's wealth. | Photo: Pexels

“I apologize, Mrs. Brown, but I believe there is some misunderstanding here. Mr. Brown’s will made no mention of you.”

“What? Didn’t Samuel transfer his wealth and property in my name? After all, I’m his wife! How is that possible? Oh, wait, did he give our daughter everything?”

“Unfortunately, Mrs. Brown, that is not the case either. Your husband gave his million-dollar mansion to his house helper’s son, Brian Bernstein, and the rest of his assets to a charity.”

“What?!” Samantha couldn’t believe what she was hearing!

“Oh, yes, and now that you called me, let me tell you that you have a few days to vacate the mansion. I was planning on paying you a visit a few days later, assuming you’d be upset about your husband’s death, but seeing your excitement, I don’t think that’s the case. Mr. Brown’s will says that you have a week after his death to vacate his home. Since four days are already gone, I’d advise you to hurry,” Mr. Banks said and hung up.

Samantha couldn’t contain her anger when she got off the phone. She decided she’d sue the orphan boy, but it was all for naught.

The lawyer who agreed to take her case duped her and extorted all of her savings. He’d promised her he’d win the case for her, but he could never gather enough evidence for her case, telling her it was difficult and he needed more money to pay his sources. Eventually, she lost the case, and in the end, she and her daughter became homeless and impoverished.

Samantha paid for her sins | Photo: Pexels

What can we learn from this story?

You can’t avoid karma. Samantha and her daughter lived off Samuel and wanted to do so after his death, but karma eventually caught up with them.
If you’re good to others, you’ll receive goodness in return in one way or the other. Emma looked after Samuel and was there when he needed someone the most. So when she passed away, Samuel ensured that her son would never suffer and transferred his mansion in her son’s name.
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School Bus Driver Drops Boy in Wrong Town, He Calls Mom Saying ‘I’m in a Dark, Dirty Room’ – Story of the Day

When Kyle’s father couldn’t pick him up from school one day due to a meeting at work, he was asked to take the school bus home along with the rest of his classmates. However, things took a sharp turn when the bus driver made a mistake while calling out the bus stop locations.

Kyle was not used to riding the school bus, but he had no choice but to take it one day when his mom and dad were busy with work. So, his teacher guided him on what he needed to do before boarding.

“Alright sweetheart, so the bus driver is going to call out the name of the bus stops. You have to be alert and wait for him to call your stop. Okay?” Mrs. Patterson told him before he boarded the bus. Kyle was confident he could make it, as he always saw himself as an independent child.

“Thank you, Mrs. Patterson. I’ll be alert and wait for him to call out Pflugerville,” Kyle said, giving his teacher a hug before boarding the bus.

“Good boy,” his teacher said, waving to him before the bus driver closed the door.

Kyle knew that his house was a bit further than the rest of the kids, so he read a book while waiting. While he knew the name of his neighborhood, he didn’t exactly know how the bus stop looked as he’s never ridden the school bus before.

After a couple of stops, the bus driver suddenly called out “Pflugerville.” Looking around, Kyle realized he was the only one getting off that stop. He thanked the bus driver, exited the bus, and found himself alone at the bus stop.

“Dad? Mom?” he called out. He didn’t have a cellphone so he decided to sit, thinking his parents were just late. After thirty minutes, his father still did not arrive.

It was getting dark out, and it was cold. Kyle started feeling scared and walked around the neighborhood hoping to find his house. He ended up lost.

While walking around, a dark figure suddenly appeared in front of him. He started crying even more, afraid that he was about to be taken somewhere scary.

Kyle was left crying and afraid after realizing he was lost. | Photo: Unsplash

Meanwhile, his parents were waiting at the bus stop in the next town. The bus driver realized his mistake and admitted to the concerned parents that their son got dropped off in a different town as he accidentally called out the wrong location.

The parents were angered at the bus driver’s admission. They vowed to file a complaint at the school the next day, but at that moment, they were in a quick hurry to get to the next town to find their son.

Unfortunately, when they got there, Kyle was no longer at the bus stop. They drove around the neighborhood hoping to find him, but they couldn’t. Kyle’s mom, Marissa, was in tears, afraid that someone could have abducted their son.

Suddenly, she received a call from an unknown number. “Mom?” Kyle said.

“Sweetheart, where are you? Dad and I have been looking for you,” Marissa said, breathing a sigh of relief after hearing from her son.

“I’m with Frank. I’m in a dark, dirty room, but…” Then the connection was cut off. Thinking someone indeed abducted her son, she decided to call the police. They traced the signal and went to the address where the call was made from.

Marissa was relieved to know her son was okay, but proceeded to ask for help from the police in finding him. | Photo: Pexels

The parents found Kyle at the shelter of a homeless man. When they arrived, they started threatening the man named Frank. But as Tristan motioned to raise a hand at Frank, Kyle stood up.

“Dad, mom, why are you getting mad at him? You should be thanking him! If it weren’t for Frank, I’d be outside freezing in the cold, or worse, someone could have taken me,” he said.

Realizing they were quick to assume, Marissa and Tristan apologized. Frank brushed off their worries and told them it was fine.

Meanwhile, Kyle was not done praising the kind Samaritan who saved him. “Using the money he had left, he bought me a sandwich instead of buying something for himself. He even gave me his blanket. When he found out I knew your number, he borrowed a phone from a passerby, but after talking to you for a bit, it got cut because the phone’s battery died.”

Suddenly, Marissa found herself in tears for misjudging Frank because of his appearance. She just felt so guilty losing her son earlier that she was also looking for someone to blame. She vowed to do something good for Frank, and that’s exactly what she did.

Frank was judged for being homeless. | Photo: Pexels

That night, they treated Frank to a delicious meal at a local Chinese restaurant. Frank was overjoyed. “Thank you for this delicious meal. You really didn’t have to do anything for me, I was glad to help Kyle,” he smiled.

“Something could have happened to our son if you were not there to save him, Frank. This is the least we can do,” Tristan said while pouring Frank another cup of tea.

Marissa and Tristan were so grateful for what Frank had done that they didn’t want to stop at just treating him to dinner. They wanted to make sure that although Frank was currently unemployed, he’d live comfortably.

As Tristan worked for a large pharmaceutical company, he tried to get him a job at one of their pharmacy branches. They also made sure he had warm clothes and food while he adjusted to life as an employee.

Ultimately, Frank’s life changed for the better and he was able to move out of the shelter and rent a small apartment that was good enough for him to comfortably live in. He also excelled at his job as a security guard, and he enjoyed being able to work and interact with different people.

Frank never thought that a simple act of kindness would change his life for the better. He had a stable job, a comfortable home, and gained a good set of friends all because he decided to help Kyle that day.

What can we learn from this story?

Being kind costs nothing, and it can also bring about unexpected blessings. Frank simply wanted to help Kyle the day he found him lost on the street, but he never expected Kyle and his family to repay him in such a grand way.
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Tristan and Marissa thought Frank was out to hurt Kyle just because he was a homeless man. They didn’t know that Frank actually saved Kyle from potential dangers.

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