Our new hero.
As parents, we try so hard to make our kids feel happy and loved, and sometimes they surprise us by doing exactly the same for us.
That was the case recently for mom of three Krystal Preston. The single mom has been going through a tough financial time and has been without a car. Her son, 13-year-old William recently decided that he would do something about that.
He was looking for a used car when he spotted a listing for a 1999 Chevrolet Metro on Facebook and messaged the woman selling it. "It was really cheap, so I asked her if I could trade it for my Xbox or earn it, and at first she said no, and then she thought about it, and then she said yes," William tells KOLO News.
William is, according to his mom, "a lawn mowing, yard cleaning, money making machine," so the entrepreneurial teen sweetened the pot by offering the car seller some yard work services in addition to the Xbox.
As Preston recalls in a Facebook post, she was stunned when William arrived home from one of his odd jobs not with a bit of pocket money, but with a car for the family. When William told her he'd bought her a vehicle, Preston thought he was joking, but when she walked outside there was the woman selling the vehicle, waiting for her to accept the paperwork.
"I completely lost it. I started balling [sic] my eyes out," Preston wrote. "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..."
It was no joke, just a good deed by a son who wants to make things a little easier for his mama. "I am so proud of my son. He is such a good kid," Preston writes.
He's not just a good kid, he's also an ambitious negotiator, too.
Thanks to William's effort and his mom's viral Facebook post, the family's support system is growing. People in Preston's community and beyond saw that this family needed a hand and are stepping in to make sure that William can spend more of his lawn mowing money on kid stuff.