13-Year-Old Boy Trades His Xbox So He Can Buy His Mom A Car

At 13 years old, most of us are busy running around with our friends or burying our heads in the books. Some households expect their kids to do chores, but one teenager has gone above and beyond the call of duty. According to the Good News Network, William Preston traded in his precious Xbox gaming system and picked up yard work so he could buy his mother a car.

The mother-of-three has been struggling to make ends meet after starting their lives over in Fernley, Nevada. Getting the family from A to B had been proving to be a logistical nightmare for quite some time, but Krystal Preston simply couldn't afford to purchase a vehicle. That's where William came in.

The caring son was inspired after watching YouTube videos of people gifting their parents with cars. Clearly aware that he wouldn't be able to foot the bill for an expensive new ride, Preston thought it may be a pipedream. However, he spotted an ad on Facebook that turned his notion into a reality.


One woman wanted to sell her 1999 Toyota Metro cheaply, so unbeknownst to his mother, Wiliam reached out. While he couldn't afford to pay for the car outright, he proposed an exchange; his Xbox and the money he had managed to save from doing various bits of yard work for the car.

Initially, the seller refused the offer but the two were able to come to a deal after some negotiation. She dropped off the car to William's house, without his mother's knowledge.

William surprised his mom with the news, but she only believed him once he led her outside to see the parked car in the driveway. An emotional exchange followed, with Krystal admitting that she had never expected such a generous gift from anyone, let alone her 13-year-old son. She couldn't be prouder of William, or more grateful.

Now, the family looks forward to a better quality of life thanks to the selfless actions of one kindhearted teenager. You can watch a snippet of news coverage in the video above. Be warned - you might need a box of Kleenex for this one. It gets you right in the feels.

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