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Delivery man quits job to spend Christmas Eve with Oldie, gets call from lawyer later – Story of the day

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When a delivery man visited an elderly woman on Christmas Eve, he decided to spend the evening with her because her children were not coming to visit. A year later, he receives a call from his lawyer and learns the unexpected.

After Stan’s parents died when he was a teenager, a couple adopted him and promised to take care of him. However, a few years later, they started being rude to him. Instead of sending him to school, they asked him to work and earn money.

Stan was a smart boy who understood that his adoptive parents were not his sympathizers. Soon, he left their house in the middle of the night after finding a delivery job at a local restaurant.

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He had saved some money which he used to rent a room. He spent all day delivering meals around town and only returned to his room to sleep. He ate leftovers at the restaurant and even took some home instead of throwing them in the trash.

Since Stan had no family or friends to spend Christmas with, he went to work and delivered food all over town. When he went to deliver an order in the evening, he accidentally knocked on the wrong door. It was an old lady’s house.

“I’m sorry. I think I’m at the wrong address,” Stan apologized to her.

“It’s okay, young man,” the woman said.

As he stood in the doorway, Stan looked over his shoulder and noticed that his house was empty. He could tell by looking at the woman’s face that she had been crying for a long time.

“I tried to call you, but your phone was off, Stan. I don’t think you need this job anymore,” the manager said.

“Sorry to bother you, but…you don’t have any Christmas guests?” Stan asked.

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For illustrative purposes only. | Source: Pexel

“No, I don’t have any visitors tonight,” the woman replied and looked at the floor. “I invited my children, but they didn’t show up. I even baked their favorite pie.”

Stan looked at the older woman’s face and realized she was about to cry again. Instead of leaving, he turned off his phone and asked if he could spend the evening with her.

“I am an orphan,” he said. “I have no family to celebrate Christmas with.”

“Oh, I’m so sorry,” the woman replied. “What’s your name?”

“I’m Stan. How about you?”

“I am Nancy.”

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For illustrative purposes only. | Source: Pexel

Next, Nancy invited Stan to her home and offered him the food she had prepared for her children. “Hope you like pie!” she said.

“Thank you so much Nancy! Stan smiled. “It smells good and I’m sure it will taste even better. I’ve always dreamed of having homemade food at Christmas!”

While Stan ate, he told Nancy about himself and what happened after the loss of his parents. “I was too young to understand what was going on, and suddenly a couple decided to adopt me.”

“Well, why don’t you live with them anymore?”

“They didn’t want me to study. They forced me to work and were very mean to me,” Stan replied. “I ran away from their house in the middle of the night.”

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For illustrative purposes only. | Source: Pexel

“Oh dear!” Nancy sighed. “That’s so mean of them.”

“I think I made the best decision of my life leaving their house,” Stan said. “I feel so happy living independently.”

“If you feel happy, that’s fine,” Nancy said. “You ran away from your adoptive parents, but my biological children rarely visit me these days. They say they don’t have time to visit their old mother.”

Nancy and Stan talked about each other’s lives all evening before Stan left. He told the elderly lady that he would visit her often to talk to her. “Thank you for inviting me, Nancy!” You make the best pie! he exclaimed.

The next day, Stan’s manager fired him because he didn’t deliver a meal and didn’t return to the restaurant for the rest of the evening. “I was waiting for you here. I tried to call you, but your phone was off, Stan. I don’t think you need this job anymore,” the manager said.

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For illustrative purposes only. | Source: Pexel

When Stan decided to spend the night keeping Nancy company, he knew he would get fired the next day. What his manager told him that day was unsurprising, so he left the restaurant without saying a word.

However, Stan still needed a job to make ends meet, so he visited several stores and restaurants and eventually found another job. Since it didn’t pay well, the young man had to look for other odd jobs to help with his finances.

“I’m Mrs. Nancy’s attorney. She left something for you.”

Since Stan didn’t have a degree, it was nearly impossible for him to get a steady job. As a result, he couldn’t improve his lifestyle or save money to buy something big. He was making enough money to make ends meet. Affording luxury was something he couldn’t even think of.

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For illustrative purposes only. | Source: Pexel

While working several jobs, Stan started dating a girl, but their relationship didn’t work out because he couldn’t afford to take her out on dates. Soon he felt sad and thought nothing was right.

During this time, Stan often visited Nancy and told her about his life. She always told him not to worry and to concentrate on his work. A few months after his last visit to her home, Stan received a call from his lawyer.

“Is that Mr. Stan?” asked the lawyer.

“Yes,” Stan replied.

“I’m Mrs. Nancy’s attorney. She left something for you.”

“Leave something? What do you mean?”

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For illustrative purposes only. | Source: Pexel

Then the lawyer told Stan that Nancy died a few days ago. His children attended his funeral but only came to talk to the lawyer about his will. They were furious to learn what was written in his will.

Later that day, Stan went to the attorney’s office and learned that Nancy had left him a Christmas sock. “There’s something inside that sock, Stan,” the lawyer said.

When Stan opened the sock and put his hand inside, he found a key and a few thousand dollars. “She left everything to you, Stan. Her children got nothing,” smiles the lawyer.

It turned out that Nancy gave Stan the keys to her house and the money she had at the time of his death. The young man couldn’t believe that the woman he had met a year ago thought he was worthy of her home.

He had no idea that his kind little gesture would reap such a big reward.

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For illustrative purposes only. | Source: Pexel

What can we learn from this story?

  • A little kindness will go a long way. When Stan decided to spend Christmas with Nancy after learning that her children weren’t visiting, he had no idea she would leave her house to him.
  • Never lose hope. Stan thought nothing was working out in his life after having to work multiple times and seeing his girlfriend leave him. However, he did not give up and soon received a surprise.

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