Most 13-year-olds teenagers with an X-Box don’t really care what’s going on around them.
But one teenage boy from Fernley, Nevada saw his mom’s trouble and decided to do something about it.
Being a single mom isn’t easy and no matter how difficult, parents would never want to put their burdens onto their children but many children know when their parents are struggling. William Rabillo is one of those children and warmed the hearts of millions with his act of kindness and self-sacrifice.
Rabillo’s mother Krystal June Preston said in a Facebook post that the family had recently fallen on hard times, “The last couple weeks have literally been hell filled with so many tears, anger, confusion, and heartache.”
One of the struggles she faced was getting herself to work or take her 3 kids where they needed to go without having a car.
Rabillo knew of this and when he watched a video on YouTube in which someone gifted their mother with a car, he decided to do the same.
He was already doing chores for neighbors to earn some extra cash but decided to step-up his gears to achieve his bigger goal.
He found a woman on Facebook selling a white 1999 Chevy Metro and reached out to her to offer a trade, his X-Box and some yard work for her car.
He told ABC 8, that at first, she declined, “It was really cheap so I asked her if I could trade it or earn it, and at first she said no. After she thought about it, then she said yes.”
After achieving the deal, the teen told his mother he had bought her a car. According to Preston, “William came home and said, ‘Mom I bought you a car.’ I of course laughed and told him, ‘Ya right!’”
Once Preston realized that her son was telling her the truth, she was overcome with emotion, “I completely lost it. I started balling my eyes out. I am speechless my 13 year old son bought me a car. He did some work for this women and that was his payment that he worked out with her. And here I thought it was a joke… Nope I was handed the keys and paperwork to the car and I’m freaking out but so in shock.”
Thousands of people have now liked or shared the Facebook post with the teen proudly standing in front of the car, but the teen didn’t aim for attention.
“I didn’t really want that to happen,” he told ABC 8. “I just wanted to do it, that’s all.”
The heartwarming doesn’t end here. A few days after the surprise, Preston set up a GoFundMe page explaining that William does all of his good deeds despite some disabilities.
She explained, “He was born with a severe case of bilateral clubfoot. So from a week old William had surgeries and casting in both legs for years. He never once couldn’t do something he set his mind to. Learned to walk with a cast on and everything.”
“William also has ADHD and it’s been a struggle for him so a couple years… “
The story has touched the hearts of many and the family’s $5,000 goal was met and exceeded just within 3 days. 150 donors made donations to help the family out.
Preston added on Facebook how proud she was of her son, “He is such a good kid. He may have his days but OMG what 13 year old kid do you know that buys his mom a car… William I love you son and thank you. You have such a big heart and I love you…”
What do you think of William’s amazing gift? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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