12-Yr-Old Silently Slips Out of Mom’s Car—What She Sees Next Has Her Driving Away in Tears


Sometimes all we can hope for as parents is that our kids will one day grow up and make wise decisions on their own without our help. We can nudge them in the right direction, tighten the reigns, punish, and even push them all we want, but when it comes right down to it—who they want to be is ultimately up to them.

We often wonder if our parenting has paid off or if we’ve done enough to mold our children into godly young men and women.

Well for one mother, she got to witness the fruits of her labor firsthand, and it is absolutely beautiful. In a Facebook post shared by Love What Matters, A. Jacobs shares the moment she saw her 12-year-old boy start to turn into a fine young gentleman.

Her post reads:

My 12-year-old son and I were pumping gas, when he noticed an elderly gentleman having difficulty pumping his gas. He looked at me, and without saying a word, jumped out and walked over to him. He started a conversation with him and I watched as he handed the pump to my son without hesitation. My son even went into the gas station to retrieve the man’s change that he had left over. The man started to hand my son money as a reward and he refused it and just gave the man a hug. My son did all this on his own without any prodding from me. I drove away in tears and so proud of my son that day.


Though parenting can be an uphill battle, this story is proof that it is also the ultimate blessing.

As the Bible states in Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”

There is no greater reward as a parent than to watch your child take off those mommy training wheels and see the lessons that you’ve invested in them come to life before your very eyes.

That’s the surreal moment where you can sit back and say, “Ahhh, I finally did it.”

And after all of the screaming fits, the fights over messy rooms, the sibling quarrels, the homework battles, and the countless “because-I-said-so!” moments where you think you just might pull out EVERY last hair on your head—that’s the good stuff right there.

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  1. MARIA

    March 25, 2016 at 10:13 am


  2. Brien

    March 26, 2016 at 4:37 am

    You had a great story…until you just had to bring in the god crap.
    Empathy is a human trait, even Neanderthal had it.
    Remember that your religions are only a couple of thousands of years old but Hominds were here millions of years before your silly religions.

  3. Becky

    March 26, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    What a wonderful heart this child has. My son when he was a growing kid was chunky in size and very shy. Because of his size, he pushed 3 cars at intersections that traffic was blowing horns and flying past with crude language and flipping off the 2 old couples that cars had just broke down at busy intersections. The last time I was with him: a single mother with 4 crying and hot children were stuck in the middle of the intersection…he pushed that car with all of this might (I was trying to help but the car was an old heavy car)…finally we got it pushed out of the way but no grown man stopped to help this helpless woman except my big hearted son, Jeffrey Benson II. My 2 nephews 16 and 13 have the same big heart and volunteer to be junior firefighters at East Rockingham Fire Dept along with several other extraordinarily youths that are learning to help others thru practice and being good citizens.

  4. gas

    March 28, 2016 at 11:21 am

    iam disabled too God Bless your son he is a inspiration…

  5. Cecelia Shelly Mibkley

    March 28, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    wow I am sure you are proud of him, and well should be!

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