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American Teen Sells Xbox To Buy His Mum A New Car

American Teen Sells Xbox To Buy His Mum A New Car

As reported by CBS News and other outlets around the world, because who doesn't like a bit of feel-good content, 13 year old William Rabillo of Nevada surprised his mum a couple of weeks ago by revealing that he'd bought her a new (to her) car.

A pair of Xboxes, much like the console that William sold
A pair of Xboxes, much like the console that William sold
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Mother of three Preston had, it seems, been having a rough time. She writes that the weeks before receiving the car - a 1999 Chevrolet Metro - were "hell-filled, with so many tears, anger, confusion and heartache". Her son had been doing a number of odd-jobs, so when he disappeared for another one, Preston thought nothing out of the ordinary was about to happen.

But when William returned, it was with the announcement of, "Mum, I bought you a car!" Naturally, Preston laughed. Of course a 13-year-old boy hadn't bought his mum a car. Only... he really had.

"I've no words right now that can express how I'm feeling," Preston wrote. "I'm in complete shock. I am so proud of my son. He is such a good kid... What 13-year-old kid do you know that buys his mom a car?"

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William was inspired to raise funds for a car - the family were without one, at the time, which was a significant problem for their daily needs - from videos on YouTube. "I saw people on there, where people get their mom a car and then surprise her with it," he said. "I wanted to do that."

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IDK much about American households, but if it's one of my kids who does that: ice cream for breakfast every day for a year, no problem. Though if one of them sells my Xbox to finance some wheels, well. Not so good.

The Preston family also had a GoFundMe set up in their name, to help with getting over the rough times described by Krystal. It's raised almost $5,000 in three days.

Heart not warmed? Check your pulse, friend, and let us know that you're okay - we're on Facebook and Twitter.

Featured Image Credit: Krystal June Preston/Facebook

Topics: video games, Xbox, America

Phil Boon

Graduated Edge Hill University with a BA in Film & Television Production, before freelancing briefly in the TV industry on Britain's Got Talent & You've Been Framed! Been at GAMINGbible / LADbible Group since late 2017 as a Social Editor. Outside of work hours I can be found gaming instead of dealing with adult responsibilities. Ex-ITV