13-year-old trades his Xbox to surprise his single struggling single mom with a car

“He was tired of seeing me cry.”


One thing single mom Krystal Preston should be extremely proud of is her parenting.

This woman has a hard time making ends meet because she raises her three children on her own, with no support from her former partner. Unfortunately, no matter how hard she tries to hide from her kids how exhausted and desperate she is because of the hard times she’s going through, they still know she’s sad at times.

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In order to change things for his mom, her eldest child, son William, who is just 13 years old, did the most incredible thing a kid his age could do.

Knowing just how much his mom needed a car, and after watching YouTube videos of kids surprising their mothers, he decided to do the same. There was this 1999 Chevrolet Metro for sale near him and the price was relatively cheap, so he put his mind to getting it.

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However, saving enough money didn’t go as smooth as planned. William did minor jobs such as mowing people’s lawns and helping neighbors, but he still needed more. Then, all of a sudden he got an idea to sell his Xbox, the one thing he loves the most.

He spends time playing on it and that makes him happy, but seeing his mom happy means more to this loving child.

One day, William took all his money and the Xbox and offered it to the car’s owner, who was hesitant about accepting Williams offer at first. However, once she learned why he needed the car, she was happy to be paid with the console.

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The idea of a 13-year-old buying a car is unbelievable, so imagine how it sounded to Krystal.

“I said ‘Mom, I got you a car‘, and she said ‘….No you didn’t,” William shared.

“I lost it. I bawled so bad. I was just like “There’s no way.” What 13-year old do you know buys their mom a car? I don’t know any,” Krystal said.

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The video of William surprising his mom has been seen over 1.2 million times, and everyone agrees that this boy is very special for stepping in for his mom the way he did.

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