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Jeremy Perez | Source: facebook.com/caracasmetro
Jeremy Perez | Source: facebook.com/caracasmetro

Kind Stranger Notices Boy Selling His Drawings at Metro, Learns His Mom Needs Medical Treatment

Monica Otayza
Feb 15, 2023
11:00 A.M.

A boy would sit in the metro for hours every day after school, selling drawings he personally made. One day, a kind stranger asked him why, and he revealed it was to help raise money for his sick mother.

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They say a parent's love is immeasurable, but a child's love is gentle, kind, and pure. When children do things, they do so with the purest intentions and their genuine desire for things to get better.

That was the hope Venezuelan Jeremy Perez had in his heart when instead of going home after school every day, he would go straight to the metro station. There he would draw portraits and ask people to buy them.

Selling Drawings for a Cause

The boy sat in the same location by the stairs every day, waiting for hours until he had enough money to bring home to his mom, Karina. One day, a kind stranger who frequently passed by decided to ask him why he was doing it.

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The 15-year-old revealed he was selling his drawings to help his mother who had met an accident. She fell from a fourth-floor structure and it left her disabled, affecting her nerves, and forcing him and his brother to find ways to earn.

Providing for His Family at 15

Instead of hanging out with his peers as other ninth graders did, Jeremy had to step up and make a living for his family's survival. He sold his drawings for two cents each and would sell five to twelve paintings a day.

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Jeremy would use the money he earned to secure his mom's daily sustenance needs like diapers and medicines. But aside from providing for her, he and his brother also had to find ways for them to eat and live comfortably.

After Jeremy's paintings were purchased by the magazine, many of its readers began showing interest in donating to him.

Jeremy Perez, his aunt, and brother with the man who helped him | Facebook.com/Ipaniza

Jeremy Perez, his aunt, and brother with the man who helped him | Facebook.com/Ipaniza

A Kind Samaritan's Efforts to Help

Stunned that there was a deeper meaning to Jeremy's daily sales in the metro, the stranger decided to help him out. At first, the man decided to post Jeremy's story on his Facebook account. There, he asked his friends if anyone was interested in buying drawings or donating art materials.

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However, to step it up a notch, he also decided to reach out to his colleagues over at Magazine Exclusiva to buy and publish Jeremy's drawings in their publication. Ultimately, they agreed and did this to help Jeremy earn money and for more people to know about his work.

Jeremy Perez | Source: Facebook.com/Hispano Post

Jeremy Perez | Source: Facebook.com/Hispano Post

A Whole Community Helps Out

After Jeremy's paintings were purchased by the magazine, many of its readers began showing interest in donating to him. However, because the boy was a minor, he could not receive donations under his name. Thus, Jeremy asked his aunt Yendrys to receive donations on his behalf.

The kind man who first shared Jeremy's story couldn't help but express how grateful he was for all the people who wanted to help the boy. He said:

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"On a personal level, I thank you for your immediate response with this case. It is my desire to do everything responsibly to be able to materialize the help and get this boy off the streets."

Ultimately, thousands of people responded to the call for help. The family received enough donations to treat Karina's medical conditions and to provide her with the things she needed.

In the spirit of transparency, the Perez family showed medical records and proof that their donors' money was used in good faith. Meanwhile, the stranger couldn't help but hope that despite the dire economic situation in their country, people remained resilient and kind through it all.

Jeremy Perez's drawings | Source: Facebook.com/Hispano Post

Jeremy Perez's drawings | Source: Facebook.com/Hispano Post

In another story that stands as a testament to how selfless children are, a 12-year-old boy worked hard to raise money to buy a headstone for his late best friend. Click

to read about it.

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