“He was tired of seeing me cry,” Krystal Preston said.
Preston lives as a single mom in Fernley with her three kids and three dogs.
The family recently starting life over from scratch. That’s when her oldest son, William, stepped up.
“At my low point, here comes my son,” said Krystal. “Everybody goes through rough patches in their life, but there’s good that can come from any situation as long as somebody with a heart does it.”
Outside of school, William does yard and housework for people in the community to make a little extra money.
William Preston says, “I saw people on Youtube where they get their mom a car and then surprise their mom with that car, and then I wanted to do that.”
William then turned to Facebook, where he saw a woman was selling a White Chevy Metro.
“It was really cheap so I asked her if I could trade it for my Xbox or earn it, and at first she said no, and then she thought about it, and then she said yes,” said William.
“He kept coming in and asking me odd questions about vehicles and different parts, and I was like okay, why, what?” said Krystal.
William’s quest soon became reality.
“Mom, I got you a car, and then she said no you didn’t, and then I said I did, and she didn’t believe me. She picked us up and we went to her house, and then I said mom there’s your car,” said William.
Krystal says she lost it. She was in awe of what her son had done for her.
“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, never heard of any.”
There are no words to even express her gratitude and how proud she is, Krystal said.
William is more than just providing for his mother and family. He’s showing that age is simply a number and you can make a huge difference at any time.