A Florida mother says she was moved to tears after a total stranger helped her and her four young daughters in their time of need.
Tawny Nelson was running errands with her four daughters when her truck’s battery died, Sunny Skyz reported. It was already after dark and it began to rain heavily.
“I must have asked more than twenty people in the course of two hours for a jump,” Nelson wrote to KTVU. “They all ignored me. Not even a no. Just acted like I didn't exist.”
With her children crying in the car, Nelson said she was about to break down herself.
“My 5 year old was melting down,” Nelson recalled. “My newborn SCREAMING, my two year old crying she was hungry, and my oldest desperately trying to help. I was bawling and felt like the worst Mom ever.
“Then I got a knock on the passenger window.”
Nelson said a 74-year-old man with a cane and a bad limp handed her a plate of chicken strips and biscuits from a nearby deli.
“Feed those babies and your self young lady,” the man told Nelson. “I have a tow truck on the way and my wife will be here shortly to take y'all home.”
The man’s wife came shortly after and took Nelson and her daughters home.
The elderly man didn’t stop there. He returned to Nelson’s home the following day with a mechanic to fix her car.
“When I asked what I owed the mechanic and if I could make payments he smiled telling me the older man had paid for all of it,” Nelson said. “He said that the only payment the older man wanted was for me to never give up and keep being an amazing mom.
I've never cried so hard in my life.”
Nelson said the man’s actions restored her faith.
“Things had been absolutely awful. More so than I care to explain,” she added. “And without knowing us or our situation this kind man helped us in ways he will never know.
“What he did revived my faith when I was falling apart. But he wouldn't even take a hug. I'll never be able to thank him.
“But I certainly hope one day I can do what he did for me for someone else."