13-Year-Old Does Yard and Housework to Buy Car for His Single Mother

Venus Upadhayaya
By Venus Upadhayaya
April 3, 2019US News
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13-Year-Old Does Yard and Housework to Buy Car for His Single Mother
Dreams do come true: A 13-year-old in Fernley gifted his single mother a car. (Junko/Pixabay)

A 13-year-old from Fernley, Nevada, felt so much for his hardworking, single mother that he made enough money to buy her a car by doing yard and housework in the community.

Krystal Preston is a single mother with three children and three dogs to look after and no personal means of transportation reported KOLO-TV.

Her oldest son, William Preston does yard and housework in the community to support his mother. Being the oldest man in the house he feels responsible.

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“At my low point, here comes my son,” Krystal Preston said. “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,” Krystal told KOLO-TV.

William had heard stories of people gifting cars to their parents and the teen just believed he could do it too.

“I saw on YouTube where people get their mom a car and then surprise her with it,” William said. “I wanted to do that.”

The teen started searching on Facebook and came across a woman selling her 1999 white Chevrolet Metro. “It was really cheap so I asked her if I could trade it or earn it, and at first she said no and after she thought about it, then she said yes,” William said.

After some negotiation, William’s dream turned into a reality and he went home to share it with his mother. It was difficult for Krystal to believe that her child got her a car, both of them walked out of their home and met the woman ready to sell her car to them.

The woman drove the mother-son duo to her home where her car was parked and Krystal was overwhelmed.

Krystal shared her story on her Facebook and it gathered attention, she was also invited to a local radio station, 101.3 FM “Biggest Little Radio.”

“I lost it, I bawled, I was just like, there’s no way,” she said. “And then she gave me the keys and the paperwork.”

The car had just a few anomalies and Krystal said it was perfect. “The fact that my kid did this, I’m proud but as a mom, I’m supposed to be able to take care of my kids, I’m supposed to do this, not the other way around,” she said.

Krystal said that her son didn’t buy her a car for the publicity but the very next day morning a 101.3 FM radio crew was at their front door. “I didn’t really want that to happen, I just wanted to do it, that’s all,” William said.

It’s not common for a 13-year-old to buy a car for his mother and Krystal realizes that her son’s effort is very special.

“I can’t even express it; there are no words that can express my gratitude and how proud I am,” she said.

Krystal and William’s story on KOLO-TV’s Facebook page has generated many positive comments. A user, Ryan Gunter offered to do any repairs for their car.

“If anyone knows them, I work on cars and would be willing to donate my time for any repairs the car may need!” Gunter commented.

Many people appreciated William. “What a wonderful young man! I always say you can measure the character of a man by the way he treats his mama. So true!!!” said Bonnie Pinkston.

Another user Kat Larson said, “The world needs more Williams!”

Others applauded the values Krystal is teaching Williams. “It’s because you raised him right. Good job Mom. He’s going to grow up to be a wonderful giving man,” said Vera Nix.

“Well its all her fault! She raised him.to be thoughtful and generous, its payback time. Truly heartwarming. Thank you for reminding us that there are still good people in the world,” said Sandra Peake Carrillo.

There have been other incidences and videos of children saving money to buy cars for their parents but no one as young as William. In 2014, Corey Wadden of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, captured his mother’s excitement on a video after he gifted her with a car, working and saving for it for a year.

In two days his video had gathered 800,00 views, reported ABC. To date, it has been watched 7,512,376 times.

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