Bi-Sexual Teen Experiences The Warm-heartedness Of Human Beings
A teenager, down on his luck, learns first-hand about the kindness of strangers. He was kicked out of his home, had his savings account drained, and his car repossessed --- all by his parents!
His name is Nick, and he's a freshman at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. He also bags groceries at a local market to support himself through college. Nick's parents found out that their 18-year-old son was bisexual, so they kicked him out, threw all his belongings on the lawn, and told him to pick it up, before it's stolen! The money he saved up for the past three years bagging groceries were all taken by his parents because the accounts were "custodial accounts."
One of his co-workers heard what happened and offered to let Nick sleep on her couch until he could get back on his feet.
That woman's son-in-law then set up a fundraising page on gofundme.com. The page says:
Worst of all, he has felt that the people most responsible for loving and protecting him through anything have turned their backs and don't care where he's sleeping, or how he's going to feed himself.
We're working to show Nick that he is loved, even by strangers. That the horrible acts of some people will not be enough to stop him, and that with the help of people everywhere, he can get through this.
Soon, thousands of donations poured-in.
In fact, the site and complete strangers have already raised more than 24,000 dollars for Nick!
People online have given Nick a lot of kind words. Chloe Mazurek says, "God made you perfect just the way you are. Don't forget it!!!"
Stacey Ficken writes, "Can't imagine what you have been through. The good news is that you did nothing wrong and will come out of this stronger. Your parents on the other hand will have to face up to the wrong they did or will spend the rest of their lives being closed narrow minded idiots and miserable."
Len Katzman writes, "But your money that you earned is yours. What they did is nothing short of stealing. Someone should gently remind your parents -- Thou Shalt Not Steal."
In an update video, Nick thanked everyone for their support. He says that the anonymous donors have "saved" his life.
A family friend also offered Nick a car, so he can get around easier. Nick's also talked to the Dean at this school about housing, and hopes to move out on his own in a few weeks.