A mom who lives in a car shares her meal with her poor neighbor and gets a $370,000 house the next day

Despite not having much, a mother of two who lives in a car decides to share her meal with a poor neighbor. The next day she received a very expensive new house from an unexpected person.

Diane is a young single mother who lives with her four-month-old baby and two-year-old in an old car. She had separated from her partner shortly before the birth of her second child and had to raise her toddlers alone.

Unfortunately, she could no longer work because she had to take care of her two children full time. She therefore had to leave the small apartment where they lived and move into the old car in poor condition, which she had inherited from her late father.

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She had no choice but to make them live in the car and park in random parking lots around town since all the nearby shelters were full. Her savings dwindled every day as she had to spend on food, her baby’s diapers and other basic needs.

Diane wanted to work to support her children, but no one would take them in and she couldn’t afford to put them in day care. So while her children slept, she drew simple works of art and sold them on the street the next day.

If this allowed them to have more money for their daily expenses, it was still not enough. Diane’s long-term goal was to save enough money for daycare so that she could find a decent job and give her children a better and more comfortable life.

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One day, Diane and her two children were returning to their car after eating a simple meal at a local food truck when they saw an elderly woman desperately counting her coins. “Is there a problem ma’am?” Diane asked the woman.

The older woman looked at Diane and sighed. “I haven’t eaten all day, but my coins aren’t enough to buy a meal. All I can buy with these coins is a cookie,” she explained.

Diane took pity on the elderly woman, who looked frail. “You must be hungry. You can have dinner with us. I’ll share my meal with you,” she offered without hesitation.

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The older woman was surprised by Diane’s kindness, especially since it was clear that Diane was not very wealthy. She was dressed in ragged clothes and had a two-year-old toddler in tight-fitting clothes. As for her youngest, he only had a diaper wrapped around his waist.

“Thank you, dear,” the lady told her. “I won’t take much of your food, but I admit that even a bite would be appreciated at this point. I don’t know if I’ll be able to go home without eating,” she added.

With that, Diane and the older woman sat down on a nearby bench and shared the rice meal she ordered. While the lady who introduced herself as Nena ate her half, Diane fed her two-year-old child before breaking herself.

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When she was done, she nursed her baby, who was sleeping soundly in the carrier.

“Do you live around here?” the older woman asked Diane after she finished eating.

Diana shrugged. “I guess you could say that…my sons and I live in our car,” she admitted.

“Why?” Nena said shocked. “Do you look after your children all day?” she asked.

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Diana nodded. “My partner left me shortly after I gave birth to our second child. I couldn’t pay the rent on my own so we had to live in the car. No shelter is ready to take us in because I hope to find a job, but I can’t afford daycare right now. I’m still saving up.”

Nena felt sorry for Diane. However, she admired his hard work and perseverance to give her children a better life. She asked Diane where she would be in three days so they could meet again and Diane answered her.

The next day, Nena reported Diane’s story to the local newspaper, hoping to get her help. In two days, many members of the community mobilized to help him.

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A property owner decided to gift Diane and her children a fully furnished two-bedroom apartment worth $370,000, which he said was his way of giving back after selling several of his properties in a month. A daycare provider offered to take care of Diane’s two children for free.

Finally, several companies have heard about Diane’s determination to find work. She received many job offers which also came with benefits such as free advice, clothing allowance and sickness allowance for her children.

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Nena excitedly ran to Diane where she said she wanted to be after hearing about all the donation offers. Afterwards, they went together to the community center where Diane heard about all the generous gifts that members of the local community wanted to give her and her children.

One of those present at the center was the landlord who had decided to give Diane an apartment. After receiving all the generous gifts, he asked Diane, “Are you ready to see your new home?”

Diane looked at Nena in disbelief as she couldn’t believe what was happening was real. She nodded and together they walked to the building she and her children could now call home.

When they arrived at the beautiful apartment, Diane couldn’t help but cry. She did not expect to receive such kindness from strangers and was overwhelmed with gratitude. When Diane asked Nena why she shared her story, Nena replied:

“You decided to share what you had, even though you had so little. It’s just that you received the same kindness that you so generously give to others.”

What can we learn from this story?

  • You reap what you sow. Diane didn’t expect anything in return when she offered Nena food. Eventually, her kindness allowed her to receive even greater blessings.
  • For the benefit of others. When you receive an act of kindness from someone, reciprocate by helping another person. So the cycle of kindness will never end.

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