In an ideal world, those who have excess would always help those in need; those who have money would lend to those who don’t.
Of course, that’s not the case, and we’re not necessarily saying it should be. After all, a lot of people who have money to their name are those who have worked damn hard to make it that way.
All the same, it never fails to warm the heart when one sees acts of charity from every day people. Enter Courtney Adeleye, CEO and founder of The Mane Choice hair care products, who caught wind of the fact that her daughter’s teacher was struggling and decided to do something straight away.
One thing led to another, and before long Adeleye was outside the teacher’s classroom. What followed has spread around the internet like wildfire, not least because of the magnitude of Adeleye’s actions …
When Courtney Adeleye heard that her daughter’s teacher was in dire financial straits, she wanted to help. The rumours said the teacher couldn’t afford a car, and had been reduced to using public transportation to get to and from school every day.
Adeleye spoke with her husband, a medical doctor, about the issue, the pair came to a heartwarming conclusion.
They came to the agreement that they would buy their daughter’s teacher a brand new car.
Obviously this was a pricey investment, but one they knew would change her life forever.
So they went to the car lot, chose a new car and wrapped it in a bright blue ribbon.
Still, Adeleye was unsure over whether or not the teacher would be offended by the gift. Would her pride lead her to feel insulted?
There was a chance the teacher could have been offended by the gesture.
Courtney visited the school and asked the teacher to come outside with her into the lot.
When she handed the keys over, the teacher broke down in tears, saying: “No more sitting in the cold, no more riding the bus, no more waiting on somebody to come and pick me up!”
The woman’s emotional gratitude was palpable.
Fortunately, Courtney’s daughter filmed the event, giving everyone the chance to witness an act of compassion that transcends even the kindest of gestures.
When Adeleye brought the teacher outside to look at her car for the first time, the woman immediately got very emotional.
“Are you serious?” she said. “You’re really serious? Oh my gosh!”
Adeleye then handed the keys to the teacher and the woman broke down in tears. The mom explained that being able to help someone in their time of need is how she defines success.
“When my husband tells me that the teacher who has been teaching my girls for the last few years has been catching multiple buses to get to and from work every day in the hot sun and cold! He said we should give her something I said….say no more!” Adeleye wrote.
This really touched my heart! There are wonderful, selfless people out there. Thank you for having so much compassion and heart.
If you think people don’t need your help, look around. You can be an angel to someone. The joy of giving is wonderful no matter what you give. Thank you for being so kind to your daughter’s teacher!
We think it’s fair to say the world could do with a few more people like Courtney Adeleye.
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