13-Year-Old Boy Sells His Xbox & Does Yard Work To Buy His Single Mom A Car

A man holding a paper in front of a white car

A little Monday morning positivity to help you shake the thought of heading back to work this morning.

Earlier this spring, a 13-year-old boy from Nevada gave his mom the surprise of a lifetime, one that most 13-year-olds wouldn’t even dream of.

According to CBS Chicago, Krystal Preston, her three kids and three dogs were starting life over in Fernley, a town roughly 30 miles east of Reno. Unfortunately, the single mother was not able to afford a car for the family. That’s when her son William stepped up and found a 1999 Ford Metro for sale, and for a price cheap enough that William could afford it of he sold his Xbox and started doing some yard work around the community. So that’s exactly what he did.

“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 said.

Eventually, William did enough work to pay for the car, and that’s when the surprise came pulling into their driveway.

Here’s her full reaction, posted to her Facebook post.

“I have no words right now that can express how I am feeling at this moment. I’m in complete shock … The last couple weeks have literally been hell filled with so many tears, anger, confusion and heart ache. Today I got the shock of my life.. 
As some of you may know my son William, who is a lawn mowing, yard cleaning , money making machine. Well my son had a job today that he had to go do and so I allowed him to go assuming it was like any other time. Well this time was different. Very different.
William came home and said
“Mom I bought you a car”

I of course laughed and told him:
“Ya right”!
He said ” no mom I’m so serious I bought you a car. Come on we have to go.”
I’m at this point confused And sceptical and I said “go we’re?”

He said “with this lady.”

And much to my surprise I go in my front yard and OMG there is a women standing there and as William said she was giving us a ride. William jumps in the car so I’m like ok?? This is some kind of joke right. No one speaks really…. 
So….. As I’m still thinking at this point still a joke. We pull up to this house and
William says 
“Mom that’s your car…. “

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 like Ong this is happening right now. So we got into the car it started right up and off we went. 

I am so proud of my 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.”

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