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Stranger Finds Poor Child Selling Gum - Tests Him With 2 Choices

The young boy is weaving through people, leading the man behind the camera a couple of short blocks away. "Hey buddy, are we there yet?" asks the man impatiently."Yes, it's here," replies the boy.What the boy reveals is so shocking, his father soon gets involved and the lives of all three are forever changed.

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Son Steals From His Mother - Years Later, She Discovers Why

It's a gorgeous day. Friends and family surround Ginni Brown. Kids laugh as they play on the bounce castles and slide on the lawn. Then all of a sudden, something appears that brings her to tears as the memories come flooding back.A Family Conspiracy Close up of a person's face Photo by Peter Forster on Unsplash "She never knew it was gone, which is amazing," marvels Casey Brown. Think about it: Four long years in secrecy. And he wasn't alone in his plot, recruiting his uncle Fred and cousin Drake, who each have one particular skill needed to pull this off with Oceans 11 precision. The whole time, Casey's mom Ginni has no clue just what they're up to -- until one lovely day that leaves her stunned and sobbing. You can understand why. I mean, stealing from your own mother?!Oh, and we're not talking about Casey taking twenty dollars from his mother's wallet (Also not cool), but her car. He, his uncles, and his cousin shrewdly swap out her car from under the tarpaulin for a scrap ride along with boxes and objects from the garage so she doesn't notice. What happens next reveals a moment that will move you to tears too.A Wild Surprise Woman wearing gray coat with hands on her face during daytime. Photo by Gus Ruballo on Unsplash When she hears the music from around the block, Ginni Brown already knows. There's her son, behind the wheel of a slick, shiny-red 1964 Plymouth Valiant Convertible. That's when Ginni's tears start.She recalls how her husband -- Casey's father -- bought her that very same car back in 1968. Oh, how she loved that car. However, he then traded it in without consulting her, leaving her very upset. To make amends, her husband bought the same model 10 years later with plans to restore it. Sadly, life sidetracked those plans, and he died before being able to.Years later, with the motivation to act, Casey resolved to finish what his father couldn't. "I promised myself I would restore that car for her and dad," he said.And so, in a plot twist that makes George Clooney and Brad Pitt look like amateurs, he teamed up with his family -- all mechanics -- to 'steal' his mother's car and restore it to its past glory. They did this meticulously over four years.So when Casey rounds the corner for his mother's birthday party, playing his father's favorite song on the radio, she can't contain herself. You can mark this caper a success.How One Son Proves That Loved Ones Never Leave Us Son Surprises Mom With Restored Vintage Car To Fulfil Late Fathers Promise YouTube/ Happily Casey says that along with honoring his father and surprising his mom, the experience paid off in other enduring ways. “I enjoyed the memories I made with my friends and family as we worked to get this car ready – and needed to make sure the surprise did it justice."Among the quotes about family, one by David Ogden Stiers reads, "Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."The what-ifs, things unsaid, regrets, and unfinished business that linger when we lose a loved one are also rarely forgotten and can fester. For many, they remain that way. It's what makes this story about one devoted son a heartwarming reminder to honor our parents, in memory and the moment.

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Mom Justifies Her "No Contact" Relationship With Her Son — Why SHE Is Being Called a Gaslighter

In the age of social media, where opinions fly faster than ever, one video sparked a wildfire of controversy, shedding light on a topic often brushed under the rug: parent-child relationships.

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Two Teens Got Stranded on Their Way to Prom - Later, They Pull up in the Back of a Police Car

Prom tends to be a memorable experience for most high school kids. It is, after all, the social event of the year. But for two kids from Dunn County, North Dakota, it's not the prom itself that left a lasting impression. It's what happened on the way that turned it into one heck of a night to remember.

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Couple Marries 10 Years After Interracial Marriage Becomes Legal — Now They’re Goals

When Mike and Jeralyn Wirtz wed more than four decades ago in Virginia, interracial marriage had only been legal for 10 years. Fast forward to today, and their love story is inspiring a new generation thanks to the couple’s active participation in social media.

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Jennifer Garner's Mom Made Only $1 a Day - But She Was Determined to Change Her Family’s Fate

Growing up, Jennifer Garner’s mom didn’t have much. Patricia Ann Garner’s family lived on an old farm and she earned only a dollar a day babysitting. Despite her mom’s financial struggles, Garner says the woman was determined to change her fate with hard work and resilience.

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USPS Worker Goes 400 Extra Miles To Make a Special Delivery - 8 Decades in the Making

There's something special about a letter; just ask Alvin Gauthier. As a U.S. postal worker for the past 20 years, he's seen his fair share.So when he stumbled across some long-lost letters postmarked 1942, Gauthier delivered. Literally. He hopped in his car and drove TEN HOURS round-trip — on his day off and at his own expense — to ensure they finally reached their destination...82 years later.

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Man Continues Sending Ex-Wife Anniversary Cards - 22 Years Following Divorce

When a couple divorces, it’s because they can no longer be together romantically. But that doesn’t mean that love can’t still exist between two former partners, which this man has proved for the past 22 years.