Sean was aware that many people in the world were in worse circumstances than he was. He was still feeling down today despite that.
He was the sole parent of his three children after the cancerous death of his wife. He had to sell his house to pay for his wife’s medical expenses, and he eventually lost his job as a result of all the time he spent caring for his ill wife.
Sean couldn’t afford to rent an apartment because Oakland is so expensive to live in. Instead, he and his children had to live in a tent city.
He had no idea that his life would turn into a nightmare like that. He felt helpless because he didn’t have a job, and each day seemed to get worse.
While his children were in school, Sean was only able to work part-time in the mornings. This was insufficient to live in Oakland, a pricey city.
Additionally, he was still struggling to pay off some of his debts. Although the kind woman who lived in the tent next to them offered to watch the kids for an hour after school, it was not enough to meet their needs.
“What? That cannot be true. My family Considers me. I’m…nothing.” Sean had a hard time. He needed a job that would let him take care of his kids while also making money.
He carried on with his day-to-day activities, barely making enough money to support his children, despite his sense of hopelessness. To ensure that they would have enough food, he frequently skipped meals.
Sean left work on this day and went to the gas station that was closest to him. He bought himself a cheap hot dog before picking up his children from school because he had a little extra money.
He saw a man trying very hard to calm a woman and a child in the passenger seat as he got closer to the station. Even though Sean resisted the urge to get in the way, he couldn’t help but notice that the couple was in pain.
The man called out to him just as he was about to continue. “Sir! Sir!” He screamed and fled toward Sean. Sean asked, “Is everything okay?” as he looked back.
The man said, “Sir, I’m sorry to bother you, but my wife is in labor and we’re out of gas,” as he looked at Sean with desperate eyes.
I left my phone and wallet at home because we needed to leave quickly. Could you assist me in any way?” He felt a tug on his heart as he listened to the man’s plea.
He knew he couldn’t just leave them when they were in trouble, even though he was having trouble of his own. As he considered what to do, Sean pursed his lips and wrinkled his brow.
Okay, sir. He finally said, “I only have $2, but you can have it,” taking the bills out of his pocket. “Much obliged to you! I’m grateful! That is positive.
Matthew thanked the person for the money and said, “I had a few coins in the car, but with this I can fill up a gallon and get to the hospital.”
Please let me know how to get in touch with you so I can repay you.” Sean gave a head shake. ” You are not required to do that, no.
“I just hope your wife and baby get to the hospital safely,” he said with a smile. However, Matthew insisted, “Please, I’ll pay you back.”
Sean at long last said, “OK, then, at that point,” and gave Matthew his telephone number. Sean couldn’t help but think that they must have run out of gas if they were in that much of a hurry.
He saw Matthew quickly fill up his car and leave the gas station. He reflected on the intense emotions that accompany childbirth and realized that priorities shift during difficult times.
As he left the gas station, Sean felt good about himself despite having given away his only extra money. He helped a family in need that day, even though he didn’t eat that day.
The tent was illuminated by the early morning sun the following morning. If the phone hadn’t rung, he might have slept a bit longer.
It turned out to be Matthew calling via video and saying, “Sean! Hello!” with almost enough energy to wake up Sean from his slumber.
Sean rubbed his eyes and said, “Hey, Matthew.” Our child has arrived! Look!” Sean was able to see the infant when Matthew yelled and held it up.
“Congratulations!” As his own children awoke and moved closer to the camera, Sean replied with a grin on his face.
They also wanted to wish the new father a happy birthday because their single father had told them about the baby.
“Sean, pay attention, I need you to come to my office at noon,” I said.
“I have something to tell you,” Matthew said in a serious voice. “Noon? I believe so, but I need to go pick up my children in a few minutes.
Matthew gave him a downtown address and assured him, “Don’t worry, I won’t keep you long today.” “I just wanted to express my gratitude for what you did yesterday.
“I could tell that giving away those two dollars was a big deal for you, and I’m grateful for it,” Matthew told Sean in his office. Sean felt good after this.
He wondered if he could ask the man he assisted for a job because he was unaware that the man owned a business.
“I’m grateful, sir.” I’m a father, so I understand what it resembles to go through work with your significant other,” Sean said, grinning despite the fact that he was contemplating his late spouse.
“Tell me more about your life and family,” Matthew instructed him. Sean told him about his struggles with his wife’s illness, her death, losing their home, and their current location after he gave it some thought.
I can only work part-time at the moment because I have to take care of my kids. It’s been hard because we haven’t received any assistance from the government,” Sean said, biting his lip.
“You said you were a business owner, right?” Matthew was interested. Sean confirmed, “Yes, I was the senior regional manager at my previous job, but I had to step down when my wife became pregnant.”
“What is your opinion? Manage this company?” Matthew was honest about it. “What? That was impossible for me. My family Considers me. However, I’m nothing!” Sean fought.
Matthew confidently responded, “We’ll figure something out.” “What kind of management position is that?” Sean was curious. He could not have imagined a better deal than this one.
In fact, I would like you to purchase it. I need a partner more than anything because I am developing. We’ll share ownership of it.
I trust my instincts when it comes to people, and I like the way you act. What should I say? When Matthew made the offer, Sean was unable to respond.
“I don’t think I can turn down such an offer, but wouldn’t have a partner with more money be better?” Sean couldn’t really accept how kind the deal was. “Money?
Really? Matthew said with a raised eyebrow, “Before you came along, a rich man in a fancy Lexus refused to give me a few dollars for gas. merely a few dollars that would not even affect his bank account.
On the other hand, you provided me with all of your food that day. I value that more than any sum of money a random investor might bring in. I want more than just money;
Additionally, I want to give my company more heart. I need you. “Thank you,” said Sean, who couldn’t believe how lucky he was. Matthew grinned and shook his hand.
Sean began working for the new owners shortly after, and he was even permitted to bring his children to the office.
He found a great apartment for his family with the extra money from his excellent salary, and things started to get back to normal.
He also assisted individuals in the tent city in obtaining better employment, such as the neighbor who frequently assisted him with his children.
Despite the fact that the pain of losing his wife would never go away, Sean was successful at work. His kids no longer had to live in poverty, and he regained his hope. The good times were back.