FERNLEY, Nevada – A 13-year-old boy says he was inspired by other acts of kindness when he exchanged his Xbox and offered to do yard work in exchange for a vehicle for his mother.
The teenager William Preston from Nevada told KOLO that he had to take on the role of the oldest boy in his family to make ends meet with his struggling single mother.
“I saw on YouTube where people get their mothers a car and surprise her with that,” he said. “I wanted to do that.”
The young man found a white Chevrolet Metro from 1999 for sale on Facebook.
“It was really cheap, so I asked her if I could trade it in for my Xbox or earn it, and initially she said no, and then she thought about it, and then she said yes,” William recalled.
The negotiations worked, and soon he was able to tell his mother about his surprise.
“Mom, I have a car for you and she didn’t believe me,” William said.
“At my low point my son comes here,” said William’s mother, Krystal Preston. “Everyone makes rough places in their lives, but it’s good that any situation can come as long as someone with a heart does it.”
Krystal reported on her son’s selfless generosity on Facebook, where it rightly received attention.
“Which 13-year-old does their mother buy a car? I don’t know any,” she said. “I can’t even express it, there are no words that can express my gratitude and how proud I am.”