A young man keeps his promise and pays off his grandparents’ mortgage
When he was in second grade, Stefun Darts promised to pay off his grandparents’ mortgage. Sixteen years later, he presented them with a check.
The 24-year-old student wrote his very first check and presented it to the grandparents who raised him. The $15,000 was enough to pay off their mortgage and pay for a trip to the Bahamas to celebrate.
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“I had to sacrifice a lot. Friendships, relationships, walking around and partying,” he said TODAY.
But Darts, who presented the check to his grandparents at a surprise party thrown by his family, said he was happy to work and earn money, or stay home for the save, to help his grandparents who took him in at a young age.
“I promised God in second grade that I would pay for you house and help you retire. A promise I would never break. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, not touch each other… but feel with the heart. Even then, I could never repay you for what you did for me,” Darts wrote on Facebook.
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Darts worked a variety of jobs to save money, including at a grocery store, call center, and Pizza Hut. He also obtained licenses to sell life insurance and real estate. He saved money by being frugal, rarely buying clothes, and eating at home whenever possible.
He currently works at Exxon, as a material handler and, on the side, as a loan officer. He is also studying applied science at San Jacinto, a community college outside of Houston, while working at Caring Heart Youth, a nonprofit he helped start that provides supplies to children and teens. poor.
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Darts said he lost friends and daughters because of his choice to stay home more often than go out, but it was more important to him.
“My grandparents have no difficulty, but why do they live to pay their bills? It’s not the way of life I want them to have. If I can do anything, with every bone in my body, I will sacrifice myself because I don’t know how long they have on this earth. No one is guaranteed. I will sacrifice this pleasure, because this pleasure is temporary,” Darts said. TODAY.
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Although his grandparents, a prison officer and U.S. Postal Service employee, don’t plan to retire despite their grandson’s gift, Darts is happy to be able to travel and live more now than they ever had. no more mortgages.
” I could not believe it. Having a grandson like that is a blessing,” Darts’ grandmother Marilyn Roberts told KHOU.
Family really comes first for Stefun Darts.
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