Student Keeps Promise To Pay Off Grandparents' Mortgage


A college student from Houston, Texas, fulfilled a childhood promise he made to his grandparents -- to pay off their mortgage.

Stefun Darts was always the kind of person to lend a hand, his mother, Stephanie Wyatt, told KHOU.

"He would start giving," she said. "Asking if anyone needed help with anything.”

Darts said he was always careful with his money, never wasting it on unnecessary expenses.

"I’ve been eating pizza, microwave pizza for all my life," he said. "My friends will tell you I never did go out. They didn’t know, but this was the reason why.”

The reason, it turns out, was because he made a promise to his grandparents that he'd pay off their mortgage -- which they'd been working to pay off for years. After years of saving, he presented them with a check for the $15,000 they owed -- effectively making the home theirs.

"I couldn’t believe it," Marilyn Roberts, Darts' grandmother, said. "To have a grandson like that is a blessing.” His grandfather, Cecil, called him a "very special kid."

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Darts took to Facebook to share a cellphone video of the moment he surprised his grandparents, saying in the post that he'd do anything for his family.

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched... but are felt by the heart," he wrote in the March 20 post, Daily Mail reported.

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Sources: KHOU, Daily Mail / Photo credit: KHOU, Stefun Darts/Facebook via Daily Mail

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