From the very beginning of the school year, schoolboy Dylan asked his mother to give him two sandwiches to school instead of one.
Josette Duran from Albuquerque did not ask questions, thinking that her son just had a good appetite.
But one day she still could not resist and asked: “Baby, are you not getting full?” The son replied, “This is for one boy. He doesn’t bring anything with him for lunch. I think they just don’t have money.”
Josette was surprised and moved by Dylan’s responsiveness.
It turned out that his friend’s family is in great difficulties: the mother is raising the boy alone. Besides, she recently lost her job and is now barely making ends meet.
The story struck a chord with Josette, who herself had been in a terrible situation a few years ago.
A single mother, she also lost her job and could no longer rent an apartment. Then she had to sleep in the car for a while and wash her son in the sinks of public toilets.
She did not ask any more questions, but simply continued to prepare a second lunch for her son at school every day.
And then one morning she received a call from the school and was invited to the principal. There, she met Dylan’s friend’s mother. She learned about the good deed and with tears in her eyes came to say thank you. “I know that you fed my son, and I am extremely grateful to you. And now I have found a job,” and the boy’s mother offered Josette to take the money.
But she didn’t take the money.
Moreover, the act of kindness from her son in taking care of a friend suggested to Josette that she could do even more.
Together with friends from the volleyball team, they raised $400 and paid for lunches in the school cafeteria for children whose families cannot afford it.
“I love you son! I’m very proud of you! Always do the right thing! Your fan.”
The media learned about Josette’s act, and a video with her participation scattered all over the Internet.
Indeed, in order to change the world for the better, it is not necessary to move mountains. Enough to help those around you.