Every family has its own story.
The chances and opportunities handed over to each family vary from situation to situation.
Some were lucky enough to be born to parents who are equipped with the necessary resources and finances to support their children comfortably. They have stable work, a house big enough for their family, and food on their plate.
Some can even be considered more than lucky to be able to provide for their family more than what they need. They have the luxury and comfort that not everyone can afford.
While others are fallen victims of the conventions of society. Living a life of everyday struggle and living to survive a day. Working a day to bring food to the table, or juggling two or three jobs just to make ends meet.
But despite any circumstances, most parents would do anything for their children – even if it’s not what they really want. Parents would absolutely thrive to become better and provide the best for their children no matter how hard it gets.
Take for instance this single mum in Ohio who was arrested for leaving her children at a motel that they are currently residing in. However, her arrest caused a stir of generosity among the netizens.
The 24-year-old Shaina Bell of Liberty Town, Ohio was arrested within the second week of February for allegations of misdemeanor and child endangerment for leaving her children in Motel 6, while she goes to work at a local diner.
As she informed the local police, she left the children in the motel as she has no choice since she has to go to work. She added that she usually has someone to check on her kids from time to time.
Bell also feels confident that her 10-year old daughter is old enough to stay with her younger sister who is just 2 years old.
With generally good intentions of her action, her arrest has gained the attention of many people who eventually set up a GoFundMe account for her and her daughters’ sake.
Generous strangers have showered the family with donations to help the young mother get back on her feet and buy a secure home for her family. As of February 22, 2021, she received a total of $165,000 donations to her account.
She was released a day after being arrested and was beyond happy with the support that strangers extended to her family.
In an interview, Bell said “I have over $100,000 in a GoFundMe account right now. I didn’t ask for that, but people gave it to me, and I’m just over appreciative of what’s going on.”
Although many have shown their support. Bell said in her interview that there are still hateful comments about her.
But she looks past it as she is more focused on providing her kids the most opportunity that she can give to them.
Thanks to the strangers’ generosity, she now has the means to support her kids and give them a better way of living.
What happened to Shaina Bell is an amazing reminder of human kindness.
Despite the fact that every one of us has a struggle of our own, there are still plenty of people who are willing to extend a hand for other people who are in need.
I bet it’s safe to say that the faith in humanity has been restored.
We all deserve to show a little kindness every waking day of our lives.
How about you?
What act of kindness did you do today?
Share to us your thoughts in the comment section below and let’s see how many people are still a driving force of love and kindness.