A story of kindness: Neighbor offers ride for a boy forced to walk to and from school for 90 minutes each day

We are glad there are still people like Becky there. One mom for another, how lovely that is?


Gabe is a second grader who is forced to walk to school every single day. He and his mom live in Nebraska and according to a law imposed by this state, those students living not far from the school are not allowed to take the school bus.

Since Gabe’s mother, Kim, who is raising her son all by herself and is a part-time student can’t afford to buy a car, she and her boy spend 45 minutes walking to school, and additional 45 minutes getting back home. In fact, Kim walks this route twice, once in the morning, and then in the afternoon when Gabe’s lessons finish. This mom spends roughly three or more hours walking, and not only her, but her boy is tired all the time too.

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With the tough winter around the corner, Kim knew she had to do something.

Unable to help her son by herself, she decided to share her story with a local news station and ask from the members of the community to lend them a helping hand.

Once the story spread around, an angel in the form of another mother stepped in. Becky Novotny’s son studies in the same school and the same class as Gabe, so it meant she could drive both the boys to and from school.

“I’m a stay-at-home mom. I’ve got three kids of my own that if I was in the situation, I think I’d want somebody there to help me.” Becky said.

Kim is grateful Becky is now taking care of her son’s problem with transportation. It means the world to her and Gabe. “I had nowhere else to turn. Like I said, I tried with the schools, I tried with administration, I tried particularly with the school itself and nothing was happening so I greatly appreciate your guys’ help,” she says.

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You can take a look at the video below for the whole story. We are glad there are still people like Becky there. One mom for another, how lovely that is?