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Registered: ‎03-11-2010

A good deed turns out better than intended

A few months ago, my 92 year old mother decided to distribute her belongings while she was alive  as a 'pre-inheritance'. 

 

She requested me to distribute $2500 in $250 increments to a friend.   Needless to say, this friend was very appreciative since she worked in the tourism industry .. in other words she wasn't working.  Her son, who works as a baggage handler at the airport, moved in with her to share expenses since his hours at been cut significantly. 

 

Last week I found out that her son had been mugged last month.  Due to the bruises, he was not allowed to work in a public-facing job and because his hours were cut he was not eligible for sick leave.   They had 0 income coming in.

 

Unbeknownst to my mom, her pre-inheritance has been paying for their food and gasoline for the past month.    Talk about perfect timing! 

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Re: A good deed turns out better than intended

How nice for her friend! 😊

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Re: A good deed turns out better than intended

Love this! Nice idea to pass out the inheritance now and see the happiness and appreciation.

 

I wonder if the son can collect unemployment since he was told to stay home from the job 

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Re: A good deed turns out better than intended

@juanitalinda 

 

Thanks for sharing.  That is a wonderful outcome.

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Re: A good deed turns out better than intended

What a wonderful story!

It really makes me think of 

"There but for the grace of God go I."

Your mother sounds like a really kind person.

"If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew. Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? can you paint with all the colors of the wind?"
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Re: A good deed turns out better than intended

Wow! This warms my heart!

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Re: A good deed turns out better than intended

What a nice thing to read today!  What a blessing your Mom is and you never know what an act of kindness towards someone will do for them.

 

Brought tears to my eyes.



......You look like I need a drink.....
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Re: A good deed turns out better than intended

We should always pass it on. Your Mom is someone very special.

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Re: A good deed turns out better than intended

Wonderful!!!!

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Re: A good deed turns out better than intended

I love this story, I'm glad you shared it on here. God bless your sweet mother.