An extremely stingy boy helped an old couple every day but constantly turned down the money they offered. Soon, he had to deal with an incredible money war after his kind gesture fetched him enormous wealth.
A young guy turned to Reddit’s famous “AITA” sub, asking fellow internet users to judge him for refusing to give away a portion of the inheritance he’d received as a gift for his kind gesture towards a dying old man.
A little help goes a long way, and this is what Redditor j3wbac4bra realized when he braved to help an elderly couple with difficulty doing strenuous tasks. However, he was hell-bent on not taking a dime in return for his favors, unaware of how this would soon spark a money war in his house.
The boy helped the fragile old couple every day without taking a penny from them | Source: Shutterstock
The Original Poster (OP) knew his neighbor’s husband had a rare muscle disease since he was a teen. The woman was too old, and because of this, the couple constantly needed help with tedious tasks.
OP would often help them shovel snow and mow their lawn. At times, his brother accompanied him but only on rare occasions. Although OP had his best foot forward to help the couple, he turned down any money they offered.
However, this is where OP’s mother came into the picture. She would voluntarily join OP to help the couple and eagerly wait to get paid. Around two months later, the older man passed away but had left behind a considerable surprise for OP as a token of his humble attitude.
OP often shoveled snow & gardened for the elderly couple | Source: Pexels
OP said had been awed by the old man’s coin collection during certain instances when they called him inside their house. The late old man was equally surprised to know someone as young as OP would be interested in collecting coins and loved discussing new coins with him whenever he added them to his collection.
Unmoved by his response, OP’s mom thought he was selfish.
OP’s mother couldn’t have been happier than when he told her how the old man wished to give away his precious coins to him. And after the old man’s passing two months later, OP saw himself…