When a 27-year-old man met a homeless lady at a gas station with no money on her, he decided to help her out. However, the two connected, kissed and had sex soon afterward. Months later, their affair would lead to the man having to make an unexpected decision.
Life can be pretty complicated, and even with our plans, it is often impossible to predict what happens next since no one knows tomorrow.
An average adult probably makes thousands of decisions daily, leading to an action or inaction, each with its result. Every decision is significant because it determines what makes or mars a person's day.
A pregnant woman | Source: Unsplash
However, when a Reddit user decided to help out a homeless woman, he did not know that decision would change his life months later. Here's what the Original Poster shared.
OP MEETS HOMELESS WOMAN
OP, a 28-year-old man, was at a gas station when he met a homeless woman trying to get to a bus stop a few blocks from the station, but she had no money on her.
After OP learned of her situation, he decided to step in and help her out. He offered to drive the lady to her bus stop, and she agreed. On their way to the bus stop, OP and the homeless lady started chatting, realizing they both had many things in common.
A man and woman having a chat in a car | Source: Pexels
From the conversation, OP learned she did not have anywhere to go, so he asked if she would be okay if he got her something to eat. OP did not want to part ways with her because they had much in common, and he enjoyed their conversation.
As their conversations progressed, the homeless lady narrated her story and how badly things have gone in her personal life since the pandemic.
However, at a point, the homeless lady leaned in to kiss OP, and he accepted her advances. OP and the homeless lady did not stop kissing but also had sex in his car. After that encounter, the pair met a few more times at coffee shops over the following weeks.
Customers at a coffee shop | Source: Pexels
They continued meeting until the homeless lady informed him she had gotten a job an hour away and close to a shelter where she would stay until she could afford her place.
That seemed to be the end of their story until many weeks later, when OP received shocking information from the homeless woman.
Man reading a disturbing message on his laptop | Source: Pexels
HOMELESS LADY GETS PREGNANT
After a couple of months since they last contacted one another, OP received a surprise call from the homeless lady. However, his surprise stepped up another gear when she disclosed she was over four months pregnant with OP's baby, resulting from the sex they had in his car months before.
The homeless lady also proclaimed that she was surprised to learn she was pregnant because she had been so stressed with work. However, everything became clearer when she remembered they'd had sex some months earlier.
A man having a serious discussion with a woman | Source: Pexels
OP was overwhelmed by the news and has since obtained proof that the baby is his. Nevertheless, the lady explained she understood if OP did not want to be involved with her pregnancy or the baby, considering how the pregnancy came about.
However, when OP saw the baby's ultrasound photo, his heart fluttered, even though the whole situation still looked unreal to him.
Nevertheless, OP has warmed up to the realization that he will soon become a father, and although he does not know how he and the lady will work things out, OP plans to be there for their child.
An ultrasound picture on a computer screen | Source: Pexels
OP shared the story because he wanted to tell it somewhere before the time came when he would have to explain to his family and friends how he became a father.
Since sharing the story, the post has garnered over 700 comments and reactions. Here's what some people had to say. Redditor lilythetacocat noted:
"Good luck with your journey. Crazy things happen in life and hoping you guys can work it out. Best advice I could offer is no matter what happens always be respectful to each other for your kid's sake."
A man in deep thought | Source: Pexels
Redditor TheSecondComingOfKGS wrote, "Incredible advice. My mom and dad could learn a thing or two from you. They divorced, fought like cat and mouse, and royally [expletive] me and my brother up in the process."
Meanwhile, Redditor okaymoose advised the couple to go for counseling, "If you can, get couples counseling or take a marriage prep class together. You don't have to get married but either of these would help you learn to communicate properly with each other and that will be the key to giving your kid a good life." the user commented.
His girlfriend was pregnant. | Source: Unsplash
Questions to Ponder
If you were in OP's shoes, how would you have reacted to a short-term affair resulting in pregnancy? Would you have accepted the pregnancy, or would you have ignored the pregnancy?
Do you think OP did the right thing by accepting responsibility once he knew the child belonged to him? Or do you think he could have made a different decision?
What advice can you give OP now that he has become a father unexpectedly? Also, how does he inform his family about the circumstances that led to the baby being conceived?
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