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13-year-old teen buys a car for his mother

Posted at 3:38 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 17:58:30-04

A 13-year-old boy from Nevada has made an unbelievably selfless act that is warming hearts across the country.

KOLO-TV reports that William Preston stunned his mother with a car he paid for with his own money.

“He was tired of seeing me cry,” Krystal Preston told the station.

The single mother of three kids and three dogs, who lives in Fernley, Nev., has been struggling to support her family without reliable transportation of her own.

Her oldest son wanted to make things easier on his mom. He started doing yard work around his neighborhood to earn extra money to help out.

As William was scrolling through his Facebook in February, he noticed a woman in his area selling a 1999 Chevrolet Metro.

“It was really cheap, so I asked her if I could trade it for my Xbox or earn it,” William told the station. ” At first she said no and then she thought about it. Then, she said yes.”

After negotiating with the seller, William’s dream of buying his mother a car was completed. 

“At my low point, here comes my son,” Preston told the station. “Everybody goes through rough patches in their life, but there’s good that can come from any situation as long as somebody with a heart does it.”

The woman selling the car picked up the family and drove them to see it, according to the station. It was an emotional moment for the mom, who began crying as soon as she saw her vehicle.

“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, never heard of any,'” Preston said.

Preston shared the story on Facebook last month, shortly after receiving the keys and the title for her new car. She also thanked her son, who she called a “lawn-mowing, yard-cleaning, money-making machine.”

“I am so proud of my son,” Preston wrote. “He is such a good kid. William, I love you son … You have such a big heart.”

His act of benevolence has earned him hundreds of likes on Facebook, proving America recognizes when a kid does a good deed.