Mom with 4 small kids begs for help but is ignored, only to hear a tap on window

We all have ups and downs. Some moments in our lives can be plagued with extremely difficult events, and this is something mother of four Tawny Nelson from Florida knows first-hand.

When Tawny’s ex-left the family, things became very challenging for the young mom. The mother of four beautiful young girls suddenly found herself alone with her daughters at the age of 9, 5, 2 and 6 weeks.

Needless to say, it was not an easy task. Between raising and caring for her four daughters, the mother was also faced with the problem of her family’s truck that was constantly giving her problems, making it difficult to get around.

“Things had been absolutely awful. More so than I care to explain,” she wrote on Facebook.

Tawny tried to avoid using the truck as much as possible as it had several mechanical issues with it.

“My truck had a flat I constantly had to air up. The driver side window motor died. I needed a new alternator belt. We didn’t drive anywhere unless we had to,” she explained on Facebook.

But one rainy day, she desperately needed to get to the supermarket to buy food and supplies.

She grabbed her four girls and they headed to a Winn Dixie store located about 9 blocks away. By the time they arrived, it was already dark and it was pouring heavily.

Stuck in a Lot

But after loading the kids and groceries into the truck, things suddenly took a dark turn. The truck wouldn’t start — and Tawny and her four young daughters found themselves stranded at night in the pouring rain.

She tried desperately to start the car but to no avail. To make matters worse, her phone was disconnected.

“One of my girls as accidentally left a light on. My battery was dead. I have no family to speak of and was on my own,” she wrote on Facebook.

It was a nightmarish situation for the desperate young mother of four. She tried to get other drivers’ attention and begged for help, but drivers simply ignored them and drove away.

“I must have asked more than twenty people in the course of two hours for a jump. They all ignored me. Not even a no. Just acted like I didn’t exist,” she wrote.

An Unlikely Hero

Things went for bad for worse for Tawny, as her children gradually began to break down.

“My 5-year-old was melting down. My newborn SCREAMING, my two-year-old crying she was hungry, and my oldest desperately trying to help. I was bawling and felt like the worst mom ever,” she wrote.

But just as everyone began to break down, Tawny heard a knock at her window – and there was an elderly man with a bad limp.

The 74-year-old man gave Tawny a plate of chicken strips and biscuits from a deli nearby as well as some bottles of water.

“‘Feed those babies and yourself, young lady,’” he told her. “I have a tow truck on the way and my wife will be here shortly to take y’all home.”

The man’s wife soon arrived as did the tow truck, and Tawny and her children were at last back home, safe and sound.

But as if that were not enough, the very next morning, the man reappeared at Tawny’s home — with a mechanic who replaced her truck battery and alternator — and even fixed the broken window.

Unexpected Gift

The elderly gentleman then left and did not return. When Tawny asked the mechanic what she owed him and whether she could pay in installments, he smiled and told her the elderly man had already settled the bill.

“He said that the only payment the older man wanted was for me to never give up and keep being an amazing mom,” Tawny writes.

“I’ve never cried so hard in my life. And without knowing us or our situation this kind man helped us in ways he will never know. What he did revive my faith when I was falling apart. But he wouldn’t even take a hug.”

“I’ll never be able to thank him. But I certainly hope one day I can do what he did for me for someone else.”

You can read Tawny’s original post below:

This is Tawny Nelson with three of her four kids.

She just told me about what happened to her in Florida.

And how a 74-year-old man knocking on the window of her truck has helped restore her faith in people.  (I swear I got chills when I read what happened next)

Here’s what she wrote to me:

I am the single mother of four absolutely beautiful little girls.

They are 9, 5, 2, and 6 weeks.

And things have been particularly rough since my ex left.

My truck had a flat I constantly had to air up.

The driver side window motor died.

And I needed a new alternator belt.

The truck was a mess.

And we didn’t drive anywhere unless we had to.

Well, the other day we desperately need to go to the store.

So we loaded up and drove to the Winn Dixie about 9 blocks away.

When we got out of the store it was far after dark.

And POURING rain.

I loaded my kids and groceries into the truck.

Tried to crank it…… Nothing.

No click.

Nothing.

One of my girls as accidentally left a light on.

My battery was dead.

My phone was also disconnected.

I have no family to speak of and was on my own.

I got out and opened my hood to be sure my battery hadn’t come loose.
Nope.

I must have asked more than twenty people in the course of two hours for a jump.

They all ignored me.

Not even a no.

Just acted like I didn’t exist.

My 5-Year-old was melting down.

My newborn SCREAMING, my two-year-old crying she was hungry, and my oldest desperately trying to help.

I was bawling and felt like the worst Mom ever.

Then I got a knock on the passenger window.

An older gentleman (he was 74) with a cane and a bad limp was on the other side of that knock.

I opened the door.

He handed me a plate of chicken strips and biscuits from the deli and bottles of water.

“Feed those babies and your self young lady.

I have a tow truck on the way and my wife will be here shortly to take y’all home.”

Sure enough, she arrived followed by the tow truck.

Us and our truck were taken home.

The next morning the gentleman returned to my house with a mechanic who replaced my battery and alternator and fixed my window.

The elderly gentleman then left and did not return.

When I asked what I owed the mechanic and if I could make payments he smiled telling me the older man had paid for all of it.

He said that the only payment the older man wanted was for me to never give up and keep being an amazing mom.

I’ve never cried so hard in my life.

Things had been absolutely awful.

More so than I care to explain.

And without knowing us or our situation this kind man helped us in ways he will never know.

What he did revive my faith when I was falling apart.

But he wouldn’t even take a hug.

I’ll never be able to thank him.

But I certainly hope one day I can do what he did for me for someone else.

—-Tawny Nelson

Isn’t that a great story?

I hope the 74-year-old man who helped her sees this.

I hope he knows what a difference he made for Tawny.

Someday I’m going to do something like that.

I can just feel it.

And it’s going to make me so happy.

What a wonderful story of compassion and kindness. Angels show up when we least expect them!

Source: en.newsner.com

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