Teresa’s sons never visited their mother and barely ever called, so she took in a single mother and her daughter as tenants to avoid being so lonely. They became her real family, so she left them everything she owned, except for one thing she reserved for her sons, and they were shocked to discover it.
“Who are you?” Thomas said with a frown after entering the lawyer’s office. Mr. Goldberg was about to read Teresa Finkle’s will, and her sons, Thomas and Walter, were there to get their share. The late Mr. Finkle had been relatively wealthy, and his family grew up in privilege — perhaps too much privilege, considering the boys’ behavior.
They left home at 18 and never looked back. When their father died years later, Thomas and Walter didn’t want anything to do with their mother. They claimed to be busy with their own families and affairs, but Teresa was lonely. She only wanted her sons to visit every once in a while or for them to invite her over. But they never did.
Teresa took in a single mother and her child as tenants. | Source: Shutterstock
Eventually, Teresa took in a single mother, Grace, and her teen daughter, Katherine, as tenants. They stayed in the spare rooms on the first floor while Teresa was upstairs.
She never told her children about them, and they never asked. They didn’t even come when Teresa got sick. She died a few months later without seeing her sons again, but at least she was surrounded by two people who really loved her.
As Thomas and Walter walked into Mr. Goldberg’s office, they saw Grace with Katherine there.
“Thomas, that’s Grace Harris and her daughter, Katherine. They were renting a part of your mother’s house for many years,” the lawyer explained.
“What? Mother never said anything,” Walter scoffed.
“As if you ever called,” Katherine muttered under her breath, but Grace scolded her gently.
“Whatever. Let’s sit down and get this over with. You two are going to have to move out soon enough because we’re going to sell that house pretty quick,” Thomas said, sitting down on one of the chairs and smiling knowingly at his brother.
Mr. Goldberg revealed…