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Boy Brings Food & Toys to Orphanage He Grew up in Daily, Finds Box on His Doorstep in Response – Story of the Day

Karabo Baloyi
Mar 14, 2022
01:20 P.M.
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Isaac grew up under challenging circumstances. Despite the challenges, he grew up a generous and compassionate young man, and his generosity yielded terrific results that would benefit his life.


Isaac was born to parents whose faces he could not remember. He wasn't even entirely sure of his birth story and how he arrived at the orphanage. The nuns in the orphanage he grew up in told him that when he was a year old, a kind lady brought him in and asked that they take care of him.

"We could not be sure if she was your mother, but she cared about you enough to bring you to our care," one of the nuns explained to him.

Isaac was a shy little boy whom the older boys in the orphanage often bullied. But he always remained kind to everyone around him.

Isaac had a challenging upbringing in an orphanage, but that didn't change how compassionate he was. | Source: Shutterstock


When he was five years old, a lovely couple, Katie and Brad, adopted him. It was one of the best days of his life. "We will make sure that you have the best life we offer you," Katie told him.

Isaac was delighted that he finally had his room, and no one bullied him anymore. But he never forgot the few friends he made while living at the orphanage.

Katie and Brad were not wealthy, but they sent Isaac to a good school and gave him some toys he wanted. He always missed his best friend from the orphanage, Michael. But every time he felt sad from missing him, he comforted himself with the knowledge that Michal was also with a good family.


Two days before Isaac was adopted, Michael happily told him that he was also getting adopted. Michael described his new family in detail and told him how he would enjoy his new room and a new pool. Isaac was excited for his friend and couldn't wait for him to live a better life away from the bullies who tormented them.

Isaac grew up in an orphanage where older children would torment him. | Source: Pexels


Six years after he was adopted, 11-year-old Michael was on a school excursion to the natural history museum. He loved natural history and couldn't wait to explore every part of the place. As the school bus approached the museum, it stopped at the gas station right next to the orphanage he grew up in. 

"Okay, learners, you have 10 minutes to stretch and get snacks before we leave!" the teacher shouted. When Isaac ran out of the bus, he saw Michael working on the vegetable garden right next to the orphanage fence. "Michael! Michael!" Isaac shouted.

When Michael looked up, he was shocked to see Isaac call him. Isaac ran across the road to speak to his friend. "What are you doing here? Shouldn't you be with your family?" he asked.


"I lied to you, Isaac. I didn't want you to feel bad about leaving me here, so I lied to you about a family adopting me. I've been here the whole time, but don't worry about me, I'm bigger now, and those bullies have grown out of the orphanage," Michael said.

Michael was working on the orphanage vegetable garden when Isaac saw him from across the road. | Source: Pop Thailand/Shutterstock


Isaac was heartbroken at hearing this. He thought Michael also had a good life like him, but he understood why his friend lied to him. "I didn't want you to feel bad for me, and I just wanted you to be happy," Michael said.

Isaac and Michael spent the next few minutes catching up before Issac had to go back to the bus when his teacher called. 

As soon as Isaac returned from his excursion, he told his parents that he would be sending some of his toys to Michael. Brad and Katie were very supportive. "You are an amazing boy, and we are so proud of you, they said. Isaac didn't have an excessive amount of toys, but he sent a few toys and snacks every week.


Isaac sent a couple of toys and snacks for seven months, and he was determined to let Michael feel a tiny part of the joy and comfort that came with belonging to a family.

One day, Isaac took a town bus to the orphanage to check on Michael. When he arrived, he asked the receptionist to see Michael. "Michael was adopted three days ago," the receptionist told him.

Isaac got on a bus to see his friend Michael after sending him some toys and snacks for seven months. | Source: Cottonbro/Pixabay


Michael was told that he couldn't see his best friend. He was even more heartbroken that he would never see Michael again after being adopted. 

Isaac decided to walk back home, and he spent the two-hour walk thinking of all the fun times he had with Michael. He remembered the day they decided to prank the older bullies. They filled their shampoo bottles with shaving cream, making the bullies' hair fall out in clumps. This made Isaac giggle to himself. He had such fun times with his best friend, but he didn't know how to get ahold of him.

When he eventually got home, he was surprised to see a box at the front door. His parents were at work, and he didn't order anything online, so he was confused. He carefully lifted the box and carried it into the house. When he placed the box on the table and opened it, he saw a giant cake and a note.


When Isaac got home, he came across a birthday cake delivered at his doorstep | Norma Mortenson/Pixabay

The note read: "My best friend. I love you so much, and I have been grateful for all the toys and snacks you send every week. The good news is I have finally been adopted, and I have moved to my adoptive parents, Jake and Sarah. But this cake is for you, and it marks seven years on the day you were adopted. Happy adoptive birthday, my friend. You are awesome!"


Issac cried when he read the letter. He knew that Michael would be his best friend forever, and he was delighted that he got adopted. The pair remained best friends for life, and they became the godparents to one another's children. Michael and Isaac trusted one another and spent their lives being close competitors. 

What can we learn from this story?

  • True friendships can last a lifetime. Isaac and Michael remained friends even after Isaac left the orphanage because they were both loyal and loving towards one another. 
  • Your kindness can yield beautiful results for you. Isaac wasn't expecting a life-long friendship when he sent toys and snacks to Michael, but that's what he got, especially after Michael was adopted. 

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