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He comes from a very small family. His parents are divorced. No aunties, no uncles, no siblings. His parents have left him to his fate. He didn’t know who to stay with since he loved both parents. He tried solving their issues but they had already made up their minds to separate; the divorce papers had been signed. He lived on the streets with no food, no water, no money, no shelter.

Being asthmatic, he had no choice than to rob a pharmacy for medication. He got caught by the owner of the Pharmacy. Trying to run, Baxter pulled his dress. He didn’t struggle, but stood still. With tears in his eyes and shivers all over him, he explained his ordeal.

“I am Steven. I come from a very small family. My parents are divorced. I don’t know who to stay with because I love both parents. I am asthmatic. Living on the streets with no money, no food, no water, no shelter, I decided to steal some medications to feel okay. I know what I’ve done is bad. Please forgive me.”

Baxter was speechless. The only thing he thought of was to help Steven instead of reporting him to the Police. He gave him a job as a cleaner. He didn’t stop there. He enrolled him in college to take any online course of his choice for two years.

After two years, Steven graduated on the college’s campus with distinction. In his speech as a valedictorian, he expressed his profound gratitude to Baxter for giving him the help he never thought he’d receive.

Months later, Steven built his own IT company which is now the biggest IT company that ever existed. To his surprise, he met his mum in front of his company. He took her inside and offered her food and water. They spoke for a long time. He asked about his dad but unfortunately, he passed away a year ago. Her house was also gutted by fire. She had lost everything. She apologised to him for leaving him to live life on his own. They reconciled and had dinner that evening.

Steven bought a house for his mum and built a salon for her. Life became beautiful again.

MORAL LESSON: No matter the situation you find yourself in, DO NOT LOSE HOPE. It may take years for things to become right. Don’t force things to come to you. When someone helps you, make sure to help another person even in the little way you can.
Good things come in unexpected ways to those who give a helping hand. Everything will be fine at the right time. Don’t forget to give someone a helping hand today.

NB: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.



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