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Angels among us
Tawny Nelson is a single mother of four from Wyoming. After her ex left, life got especially rough for her. Her truck was in very bad shape and barely drivable, so she only used it when absolutely necessary. One evening, in desperate need of groceries, Tawny took her four girls and drove nine blocks to the grocery store. It was dark and rainy when they finished shopping. Then the worst happened: Tawny's truck wouldn't start. One of the girls had accidentally left a light on, killing the battery.
"My battery was dead. My phone was also disconnected. I have no family to speak of and was on my own. I got out and opened my hood to be sure my battery hadn't come loose. Nope. I must have asked more than twenty people in the course of two hours for a jump. They all ignored me. Not even a no. Just acted like i didn't exist. My 5 Year old was melting down. My newborn SCREAMING, my two year old crying she was hungry, and my oldest desperately trying to help. I was bawling and felt like the worst Mom ever.
Then I got a knock on the passenger window. An older gentleman (he was 74) with a cane and a bad limp was on the other side of that knock. I opened the door. He handed me a plate of chicken strips and biscuits from the deli and bottles of water. 'Feed those babies and yourself young lady. I have a tow truck on the way and my wife will be here shortly to take y'all home.' Sure enough she arrived followed by the tow truck. Us and our truck were taken home."
"The next morning the gentleman returned to my house with a mechanic who replaced my battery and alternator and fixed my window. The elderly gentleman then left and did not return. When I asked what I owed the mechanic and if I could make payments he smiled telling me the older man had paid for all of it. He said that the only payment the older man wanted was for me to never give up and keep being an amazing mom.
I've never cried so hard in my life. Things had been absolutely awful. More so than I care to explain. And without knowing us or our situation this kind man helped us in ways he will never know. What he did revived my faith when I was falling apart. But he wouldn't even take a hug. I'll never be able to thank him. But I certainly hope one day I can do what he did for me for someone else."
The man's kind gesture has greatly impacted this single mom's life. He was an angel in human form! If this story touched your heart, share it with your family and friends by clicking the button below!
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