Poor Boy Gives His Umbrella to Old Lady in the Rain, She Returns It with an Envelope Inside — Story of the Day

Poor Boy Gives His Umbrella to Old Lady in the Rain, She Returns It with an Envelope Inside — Story of the Day

A poor boy decided to share his umbrella with an old lady after getting caught in the rain, walking with her toward her house. A couple of days later, he and his mom were surprised to see an envelope tucked into the umbrella when they opened it again. AdvertisementTom was a 15-year-old boy raised by a single mother named Marissa. They didn’t have much in life, living daily with just enough to eat three meals and pay the bills. Every day, his mother worked as a cleaner at a nearby park. She never took public transportation, choosing to walk to work and back home instead to save money. For illustration purposes only. | Source: PexelsAdvertisementOne day, Tom noticed that Marissa came home soaking wet. “Mom! You’re going to get sick. Why did you walk in the rain?” he worriedly asked. “I’m alright, sweetheart. My umbrella broke because the wind was so strong, and I wanted to get home in time to have dinner with you,” she replied. “I’ll just take a shower and prepare your dinner, alright?” Tom knew when his mom wasn’t feeling well, and he instantly knew that she was on the brink of getting sick. He wanted to ensure that his mom worked comfortably every day, so he wanted to get her a helpful present for her upcoming birthday.Without Marissa knowing, Tom had been saving up his allowance for months to be able to buy her a present. He had collected a total of $25, which he hoped was enough to buy his mom a good gift. AdvertisementFor illustration purposes only. | Source: PexelsTrue enough, the following day, Marissa woke up with a fever. “Mom, don’t get up from bed,” Tom told her. “I’ll take care of you today. Here are your medicines. Please take them,” he said, handing them to her with a glass of water. AdvertisementAfter Marissa took the medicines, Tom told her that he’d be right back, as he had some things he needed to buy. “Get some sleep, mom. I’ll be there when you wake up,” he said, kissing her on the cheek. Tom walked to the nearby superstore to purchase ingredients to cook his mom a hot bowl of soup. Then, realizing that his mom’s birthday was in a couple of days, he planned on going to the section that sold umbrellas. For illustration purposes only. | Source: PexelsAdvertisementWhen he got to the store, Tom prioritized getting his mom’s present so he could use the remainder of his money on food. He approached a salesperson in the umbrella section and decided to ask him a question. “What is your sturdiest umbrella here, sir?” he asked. “Something that doesn’t break when hit by the wind and something that would last years.” “Oh, we have some new arrivals. They’re quite pricey, but they’re built to last longer, made with thicker material and sturdier metal,” the man explained. He showed Tom some portable umbrellas in different colors, and Tom was particularly impressed. “They do look sturdy,” he said, …
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