Acts of Kindness

Single mom didn't know 13-year-old sold X-box to buy her a new car

October 15th, 2020

Krystal Preston is a single mother. She doesn’t have a 6 figure salary or another breadwinner to help her take care of her 3 kids. All she can do is her best, and sometimes that’s all a parent can do.

With 3 kids, giving up isn’t exactly something she can afford. They have a roof over their heads and the family together.

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But bills are hard to pay with 3 kids and no extra help, and Krystal could just barely hold on.

Her son, William, knows his mother’s troubles all too well. He’s only 13, but it doesn’t take a lot to recognize someone in pain.

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The constant worrying about whether you’ll be able to support your family is bound to take its toll on anyone’s mental health.

Krystal gave a powerful description of how much her son cared about her, in no less than 7 words.

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“He was tired of seeing me cry.”

No child should have to watch their parent worry and cry, and it’s this that gave William the determination to do something about it. No task is too much effort if it means getting your mom to stop crying.

“There’s good that can come from any situation, as long as somebody with a heart does it.”

William wasn’t old enough to work, but he’d find a way.

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In typical fashion for American kids, William would do chores for other people in exchange for pay. Hey, anything to make extra cash is always welcome.

Being a young boy, William did enjoy the same things most young boys do – videogames. He owned an Xbox. While playing Gears of War, Battlefield, Dark Souls 3 or Forza does make most boys happy, the only thing that would make William happier is for his mom to stop crying.

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“I saw on YouTube where people get their mom a car and then surprise her with it. I wanted to do that.”

You know what they say – Where there’s a Will, there’s a way.

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William was eyeing a 1999 Chevrolet Metro for sale near him, and it was going for pretty cheap. This was an opportunity he couldn’t let slip, and he knew what he had to do. He had some extra cash from yard work and a good old Xbox, maybe he could make it happen.

Krystal shared that William began regularly asking her questions relating to car parts, reliability, models, and all that. Of course, she had no idea why he was asking at the time.

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William made the move and inquired about the car, unbeknownst to Krystal. The deal was some cash and an Xbox to trade for the car.

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Despite William’s boldness, the buyer initially refused. Although, presumably after realizing what he needed the car for, the seller caved in and agreed to sell the car to William. If the idea of a 13-year-old buying a car sounds unbelievable to you, imagine how it sounded to Krystal.

“I said ‘Mom, I got you a car‘, and she said ‘….No you didn’t.”

But he had the proof. The ’99 Chevy Metro was there, papers and all.

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“I lost it. I bawled so bad. I was just like “There’s no way”. What 13-year old do you know buys their mom a car? I don’t know any.”

Epic gamer moment, as they say. I hope Microsoft sends him a new Xbox because he very well deserves it. At 13, what William did is nothing short of a power move. With how hardworking he clearly is, he shouldn’t have trouble making more cash in the future to get the next-gen Xbox series X.

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Although while video games are an absolute joy, family always comes first.

William is a brilliant and compassionate boy, and his mom can rest easy knowing how far her son will go to help her. Watch the whole clip below, and click the share button too!

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Source: [ABC13 Houston on YouTube]

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