13-Year-Old Boy Trades His Xbox To Buy A Car For His Single Mom: 'He Just Wants To Help'

13-Year-Old Boy Trades His Xbox To Buy A Car For His Single Mom: 'He Just Wants To Help'

Mother Krystal Preston did not believe her son when he told her about a car that he had bought for her as a present.

Cover image source: YouTube Screenshot | Fox4

A generous 13-year-old traded his Xbox, to surprise his mother with a car. It's not often that we see a young child give up one of his prized possessions to make their parent's life a bit easier. But William from Nevada is different, he is one of the most generous kids you'll ever come across and his mother Krystal Preston vouches for the same. Preston's family, which includes William, two other children, and three dogs, recently hit a slump in their life. The newly single mother had to start over from scratch and her eldest son has been more than understanding of their situation. "At my low point, here comes my son," she shared according to Fox8.

"Everybody goes through rough patches in their life, but there is good that can come from any situation as long as somebody with a heart does it. He was tired of seeing me cry," she added. According to TODAY, Preston had been struggling to find work and was inconvenienced further by the lack of a vehicle. "We're trying to adjust and start over," she explained, adding that she is "stressed out trying to find a job, trying to find a vehicle and make ends meet." So when her son told her that he has bought her a car, Preston did not believe him. 


William began asking his mom a lot of questions about a car that he had found on Facebook. Despite asking a number of "odd questions" about cars, the mother had no clue what her son was up to until he finally told her. "I was like, OK, why? What?" she recalled. Eventually, he came clean about the present he had bought for her. "I said 'mom, I got you a car,' and then she said 'no you didn't, and then I said I did, and she didn’t believe me," he said. "She picked us up, and we went to her house, and then I said 'mom, there’s your car.'" 

The idea to buy a car for his mother came to the young boy after he stumbled upon similar videos on YouTube. "I saw people on YouTube where they get their mom a car and then surprise their mom with that car, and then I wanted to do that," he recalled. Soon he found a woman on Facebook who was looking to sell her white Chevy Metro. "It was really cheap, so I asked her if I could trade it for my Xbox or earn it, and at first she said no, and then she thought about it, and then she said yes," said the young boy of the transaction. 


When she finally saw the car, Preston broke down into tears. "I lost it," she said. "I was like, there’s no way. What 13-year-old do you know buys their mom a car. I don’t know any. Never heard of any." The generous boy also offered to vacuum the car soon after they drove it to their house. "I can't even express it. There’s no words that can express my gratitude and how proud I am," said the mother. Preston told TODAY, that she felt "proud, excited, overwhelmed, shocked, inspired, moved, heartwarming—every loving word in the dictionary you could possibly give."

Sharing pictures of her son's incredible gift on Facebook, Preston shared that she was proud of her son. She also added that this generous attitude is nothing new. "It’s natural for him. He just wants to help. To him, it’s not a big deal," said the mom. Apart from attending school, the teen also does yard and housework for people in the community just so he could earn a little extra money. Back in 2017, the young teen was lauded for his community cleanup work, which included mowing a senior citizen's lawn. "He mowed it down and it looks super nice and he does that for anyone he can," said Preston, adding that William finds broken lawnmowers, fixes them, and uses them to clean up lawns.


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