Some of us have been there. Down on our luck, struggling to make it to the next day. Life throws plenty of curveballs. For many, the automobile is a necessity, the lifeblood of employment and a paycheck. Without one, making ends meet in an area that lacks public transportation can be next to impossible. That’s the situation Krystal Preston of Fernley, Nevada found herself in: she was starting life over after an unfortunate and unexpected situation with three kids, three dogs, and no transportation. But someone close to her came to the rescue – her 13-year-old son, William.
He watched YouTube videos of people buying their mom a car and then surprising her with it, and he wanted to do that for his mom. Scrolling through Facebook, William – who does yard and house work for people in his community to make some money – found a woman selling a white 1999 Chevy Metro… and it was cheap. He reached out to the woman selling the car and asked if he could trade for it or earn it. She was hesitant at first, but eventually came around and agreed.
William said in an interview with KOLO News 8 that his mom didn’t believe him at first. The two then walked outside their home to find the woman selling the Chevy right there.
“I lost it, I bawled, I was just like, there’s no way,” said Crystal. “And then she gave me the keys and the paperwork.”
And though the car needs a little work, but it’s perfect to Krystal.
Krystal posted the story to Facebook, and by next morning, a radio crew was at her front door. Since the story was first reported, several people have reached out to help the family. A GoFundMe page has been set up for donations, which is available here. People have donated $11,220 over just 16 days for the family.
The Preston’s family story is a gentle reminder that some hard work and a bit on ingenuity can go quite a long way. A Chevy Metro may not be the quickest, most attractive, or roomiest car for a family of four, plus their three dogs… but it’s a good start to help get the family back on its feet.
Source: KOLO News 8