A young boy was sad to see the person he loved struggling. In a remarkably selfless act, he sacrificed something precious to him to make his mother smile.
Krystal Preston of Fernley, Nevada, fell on hard times in 2019, and her son desperately wanted to help. He hated to see her cry, but as a 13-year-old child, William Rabillo did not have the means to assist her significantly.
The mother of three spent many days struggling to get to work and make ends meet. Rabillo mowed lawns and cleaned yards in their neighborhood, but he wanted to do more.
[Left] A young boy buys a car for his mother; [Right] A mom is speechless after her teen son buys her a car. | Source: twitter.com/10TV youtube.com/ABC13 Houston
MAKING HIS MOM'S LIFE BETTER
Preston revealed that she spent her days "filled with so many tears, anger, confusion, and heartache." Thankfully, she had a son who looked out for her. Rabillo knew there was one thing that would make his mom's life a lot easier.
He searched Facebook and hoped he could pull off the surprise. He wanted to buy his mother a car and found someone online selling an affordable 1999 Chevrolet Metro.
SACRIFICING HIS XBOX
He was excited to share the news with his mother and told her: "Mom, I got you a car, and she didn't believe me." He led her outside, where someone was waiting to take them to the vehicle.
THE SHOCK OF HER LIFE
When they arrived at the seller's house, Rabillo pointed to the white car and informed his mother that it belonged to her now. The seller handed the keys and paperwork to a tearful Preston.
The mother was emotional and shocked by her son's actions. She shared: "The last couple of weeks have been hell. Today I got the shock of my life. My 13-year-old son bought me a car."
ONLINE ATTENTION AND SUPPORT
The mom was immensely grateful, and she expressed: "William, you have such a big heart, and I love you." The post quickly gained attention online, and many praised the youngster.
However, he revealed that he simply wanted to do something to help his mother. People around the country wanted to help the family, and many donated money to support them. They raised over $7,000, all because of Rabillo's selflessness.
ANOTHER CHILD MADE A SELFLESS SACRIFICE
Considerate children can make a difference in people's lives, which was the case for Myles Eckert of Ohio. The eight-year-old whose father, Army Sergeant Andy Eckert, was killed in Iraq decided to pay it forward in 2014.
When he found $20 in the parking lot, he planned to buy a new toy or video game. However, he changed his mind when he saw a soldier. Eckert gave the money to Lieutenant Colonel Dailey, and he felt honored to be recognized.
The gesture quickly went viral and encouraged others to donate money to kids who also lost parents in the military. Eckert and Rabillo's gestures proved that no matter how small, an act of kindness goes a long way.