Man Sees 6-Year-Old Doing Her Homework on the Street While Her Dad Works – Makes Them an Offer They Can’t Refuse
A generous stranger’s kind act is downright inspiring.
It’s hard to see people struggle, but we often think there’s nothing we can do about it. However, one stranger in Argentina proved that isn’t always true, and now his inspiring story is touching hearts worldwide.
How a Man and His Daughter Worked on the Street Everyday
A couple of years ago, Alvaro Romero noticed a man cleaning the windshields on a street corner while his six-year-old daughter did her homework beside him. Unbeknownst to Romero then, the man, Mauro, had been faithfully working that corner for the past four years, trying to provide for his wife and their two kids.
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The 21-year-old dad also had a two-year-old son, whom he left with his wife during the day, according to Amomama. He couldn’t leave his daughter, however, because his father-in-law was there, and there were issues with alcohol addiction. That’s why she joined him at the corner after school every day.
The man was disheartened and thought he would die doing the same routine and soul-sucking job every day, but he knew that he had to carry on for the sake of his family. So he did, never expecting that one day his life would change for the better.
How a Stranger Made an Unexpected Offer to One Dad
The day that Romero saw Mauro, something told him to help. He was moved by the sight of the father working so diligently while his daughter tended to her studies. So he took their photo and shared it on Facebook.
“I don’t know his name, I know him because I saw him on the street working, doing odd jobs,” he wrote. “She is his little girl [besides her, he] has [a] wife and a younger child. Here he is seen working while his daughter does her homework. That little girl deserves every opportunity. Let’s help, thank you.”
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The post went far and wide until a man named Agustín saw it. He decided to go to the corner to meet the man and his little girl. There, he offered Mauro a job as a bricklayer’s assistant and even advanced him a salary so he could move to a new place.
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With the money and a steady job, Mauro moved his family to a new home and was finally able to support them. In turn, his wife was able to begin working as a domestic worker in various houses in their new community. The kids also started going to new schools.
It was the exact kind of shift this young family needed to provide for each other; without it, who knows where they would be today? And it’s all thanks to the kindness of one stranger, whose plea to the internet snowballed into another kind act.
Today, Mauro plans to save for a motorbike to drive himself and his wife to work. The best part is that now, once school is done for the day, the kids can do their homework at home. And once that’s done, the family can just enjoy being with each other — something they weren’t previously able to do.
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This story inspires us to try and reach out with kind acts whenever we see someone else in need. Romero didn’t know how to help that father and his daughter when he met them that day, but he knew he needed to try.
Sometimes in life, people don’t know how to ask for help. And sometimes they’re just unable to. But by stopping, listening, paying attention, and learning someone else’s story, you, too, could be an agent of change.
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That might not mean posting about someone on social media. It could be delivering groceries to someone in need, looking beyond your typical resources the next time you’re hiring for a job, or sharing a post or story on social media.
Not everyone is given the same circumstances in life. But by helping one another and lifting each other up with stories like these, we can at least try to even out the playing field.