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This 13-year-old does yard work and trades Xbox to buy his mom a car

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One teen in Nevada decided to buy his single mother a car by doing yard work around the neighborhood and trading his beloved Xbox.

Single mother of three, Krystal Preston was going through a tough time attempting to make ends meet with no car.

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And that is when her oldest son, William Rabillo, 13, stepped up.

“At my low point, here comes my son,” Preston said. “Everybody goes through rough patches in life, but there’s good that can come from any situation as long as somebody with a heart does it.”

William stumbled across a woman selling her 1999 white Chevy Metro on Facebook and he decided to reach out and ask to purchase it.

“It was really cheap so I asked if I could trade the Xbox or earn it,” William shared with KOLO. “At first she said no, but then she thought about it and she said yes.”

The teen does odd jobs around the neighborhood mowing lawns, cleaning up yards as well as other odd jobs — deciding he wanted to surprise his mom and help her out.

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“I saw people on YouTube and they get their mom a car,” William shared. “I wanted to do it.”

After William negotiated with the woman — his dream soon became a reality.

He then went straight home to tell his mom the good news.

Preston believed that her son was working one day when he came home and revealed the big news.

She did not believe him until he took her outside and the seller was waiting to drive them to her house.

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And when they arrived, William shared:



“Mom, that’s your car.”

Krystal was taken aback.

“I lost it, I bawled, I was just like, there’s no way,” Krystal says. “And then she gave me the keys and the paperwork.”

Despite the car needing a little bit of work, Krystal says it is perfect.

“The fact that my kid did this, I’m proud but as a mom I’m supposed to be able to take care of my kids, I’m supposed to do this, not the other way around,” Krystal said.

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After she received the unexpected gift, Krystal then posted the story to her Facebook page where the both the world as well as the media, took notice.

“I did not by any means think that the next morning I was going to have a radio crew at my front door and it kind of goes from there,” Krystal shared.

But William did not purchase the car for his mom to get free publicity.

“I didn’t really want that to happen, I just wanted to do it, that’s all,” William said.

“What 13-year-old buys their mom a car? I don’t know any,” Krystal says. “I can’t even express it; there are no words that can express my gratitude and how proud I am.”

The story has touched the hearts of thousands — so much so that a GoFundMe has been set up for donations.

If you feel led to give, click here.

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